CBS News is the winner of a 2013 duPont Award for foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward’s reporting from inside Syria on the "CBS Evening News" with Scott Pelley, and NPR has won for its Syria coverage from correspondents Deb Amos and Kelly McEvers. The annual awards honor excellence in public-service oriented broadcast and digital journalism.
Another challenge for Obama. "The Syria conflict fell deeper into crisis Tuesday as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton publicly accused Russia of supplying attack helicopters to the Syrian government." [Rick Gladstone]
Hillary Clinton: "We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria." [Chris McGreal]
New York ballots may not look so cluttered anymore. [Thomas Kaplan]
"All of the candidates signaled that they would represent a significant break with the policies of the Bloomberg administration." [David Freedlander]
"There was a bit of disagreement over whether the next mayor should create the position of 'chief diversity officer.'" [Chris Bragg]
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, the main sponsor of the bill to decriminalize public possession of small amounts of marijuana, said he's open to making some changes to the bill in order to pick up support from Republicans in the State Senate. [Liz Benjamin]
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(1)
As Marie Colvin is laid to rest, news organizations assess the dangers of reporting from inside Syria
The wire services continue to generate news photography from inside Syria, but for most news organizations it's been impossible to stay in the country since they came to believe journalists were being specifically targeted by the regime.
"Anthony died as he lived — determined to bear witness to the transformation sweeping the Middle East and to testify to the suffering of people caught between government oppression and opposition forces."