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When Dr. Frank Stanton founded the Center for Communication in 1980, the mission was to bridge the gap between the media industry and academia. Dr. Stanton, a staunch proponent of the highest standards in journalism and a fierce defender of the First Amendment, was keenly aware that a media revolution was on the horizon. He envisioned a forum where pressing industry issues could be explored and even solved. That will always remain our mission and goal.

The Center presents a Frank Stanton Award for Excellence in Communication annually to "individuals who exemplify achievement and excellence in any genre of mass communication." This year our honoree is David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer, CBS Networks. Learn more about this year's luncheon gala.

 

Past Honorees

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ALLEN & CO CONFERENCE

2017
CESAR CONDE
Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group & NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

2016
JOHN LANDGRAF
CEO, FX Networks & FX Productions

2015
SHANE SMITH
Co-Founder and CEO, 
VICE

2014
KEN LOWE
Chairman, President and CEO,
Scripps Networks Interactive


2013
MATTHEW C. BLANK
Chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks

2012
DAN DOCTOROFF
CEO and President, Bloomberg L.P.

2011
JOSH SAPAN
President and CEO, AMC Networks

2010
JEFF ZUCKER
President and CEO, NBC Universal

2008
DEBRA L. LEE
Chairman and CEO, BET Networks

2007
RANDY FALCO
Chairman and CEO, AOL

2006
TOM FRESTON
President and CEO, Viacom

2005
RICHARD PARSONS
Chairman and CEO, Time Warner, Inc.

2004
ARTHUR O. SULZBERGER JR.
Chairman, The New York Times Co.

2003
PETER CHERNIN
President and COO, The News Corporation

2002
BOB WRIGHT
Chairman and CEO, NBC; Vice Chairman, GE

2001
MEL KARMAZIN
Viacom

2000
SIR HOWARD STRINGER
Sony Corporation

1999
JOHN C. MALONE
Liberty Media Corporation

1998
MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG
Bloomberg L.P.

1997
FRANK A. BENNACK JR.
The Hearst Corporation

1996
ROONE ARLEDGE
ABC News

1995
JOHN H. JOHNSON
Johnson Publishing Co.

1994
R.E. "TED" TURNER
Turner Broadcasting

1993
JOHNNY CARSON
NBC

1992
OTIS CHANDLER
Times Mirror Company

1991
J. RICHARD MUNRO
Time Warner Inc.

1990
THOMAS S. MURPHY
Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.

1989
GRANT A. TINKER
GTG Entertainment

1988
WARREN H. PHILLIPS
Dow Jones & Company

1987
KATHARINE GRAHAM
The Washington Post Company

1986
ARTHUR OCHS SULZBERGER
The New York Times Company

1985
WILLIAM S. PALEY
CBS Inc.

1984
ALLEN H. NEUHARTH
Gannett Co., Inc.