The Associated Press announced Tuesday that two former reporters and an editor won the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics for the December story about an American missing in Iran.
Reporters Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo, and editor Ted Bridis, won for their report in December on the disappearance of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who went missing while working in Iran in 2007.
The award was announced Tuesday by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Journalism Ethics. It is named for Anthony Shadid, a graduate and former Associated Press reporter who died in 2012 while reporting in Syria for The New York Times.
According to the AP, reporters first linked Levinson to the CIA in 2010, but held off on publishing the story “because the U.S. government said it was pursuing promising leads to bring Levinson home.”