Columbia Journalism School Names 2022 Alumni Award Winners
Columbia Journalism School Office of Alumni and Development is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Alumni Awards.
The winners are Malini Parthasarathy, ‘82 M.S., chairperson of The Hindu Group Publishing Ltd.; Eric Marcus, ‘84 M.S., founder and host of the “Making Gay History” podcast; Stuart Schear, ‘84 M.S., vice president for Communications and Marketing at American Jewish World Service; and Thomas Maier, ‘82 M.S., investigative journalist at Newsday and author of several books of American history and biography.
The winners of the First Decade Award, for graduates within the last 10 years, are Wendy Lu, ‘16 M.S., Editor, reporter and producer at HuffPost and contributing writer at The New York Times, and Mukhtar Ibrahim, ‘17 M.S. Stabile, editor and executive director of Sahan Journal.
Thomas Maier, '82, Author and Investigative Reporter at Newsday, Long Island, New York
Maier is a longtime Newsday investigative reporter and author of six books, including “When Lions Roar: The Churchills and The Kennedys,” “Dr. Spock: An American Life,” and a dual biography of William Masters and Virginia Johnson (link is external) that was adapted into the Showtime television series “Masters of Sex (link is external).” At Newsday since 1984, Maier’s investigative work has twice won the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the National Society of Professional Journalists and many other awards. In 2002, Maier won the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ top prize, the Daniel Pearl Award, (link is external) for a Newsday series about New York immigrant workers getting killed (link is external) on the job at the highest rate in the nation and later testified about it before the U.S. Senate. More recently, his 2019 investigation about one of the longest “innocent man” murder cases in U.S. history (link is external) won both a NY Emmy and the NY Press Club's award for best newspaper documentary. In September 2021, Maier produced “The Gift, Interrupted (link is external),” a print/video project about the little-known but devastating impact of New York’s two-month shutdown of organ transplants during the height of 2020’s Covid crisis.