From Features Editor Liz Seymour:
Paul Farhi has won the Bart Richards Award for media criticism from Penn State University for a selection of stories on broadcast media and the intersection between politics and media.
Judges for the national award described Paul’s work as “excellent writing, memorable turns of phrase, and an interesting breadth of story approaches.” He will be honored at a reception at the National Press Club on May 6.
Paul’s award-winning entry included his story on NPR’s overuse of temporary workers, a look at chyrons in the Trump era, his dissection of TV news panels filled with reporters and non-reporters, a story on the lack of responsiveness from the White House to the press and a discovery that most pro-Trump commenters are actually bound by law to praise him on TV. The stories were edited by Amy Argetsinger, Richard Leiby and David Malitz.
Paul has been a reporter at The Post since 1988, and became the media reporter in 2010. Since then, the media beat has exploded, especially since President Trump was elected. Paul’s beat expertise and fast, crisp writing have stood out: he has won the National Press Club award for media criticism three times.