Wagi ang tinaguriang ‘investigative journalist’ na si Maria Ressa sa 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award ng Stanford University sa California.
Tinanggap mismo ni Ressa na siyang CEO at executive editor ng Rappler ang award mula kay Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC).
Iginawad ang parangal kay Ressa dahil sa kanyang tulong sa mga mamamayan sa buong mundo na ipaliwanag ang complexities sa Asia-Pacific region.
“Maria Ressa is a champion of digital journalism innovation, and a paragon of protecting democracy and speaking truth to power,” pahayag ni Gi-Wook Shin, Shorenstein APARC director.
“For decades, before she became internationally acclaimed for her brave fight to ‘hold the line,’ Maria’s work had provided deep insights into the complexities of Southeast Asia based on her nuanced knowledge, investigative skills, and the ability to draw upon them to connect with audiences around the world. We are honored to recognize her with the Shorenstein Journalism Award.”
Nakaraang taon ay tinanggap din ni Ressa ang ‘2018 Tully Award for Free Speech’ sa SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University (SU) sa New York City.
Tinanggap din nito ang ‘2019 Columbia Journalism Award’ mula sa Columbia Journalism School sa New York City.