Awards. The Columbia Journalism School honored Hartman with an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for the Everybody Has a Story series in 2002. He has also won an Emmy for writing and four RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Awards, including three straight Best Writing nominations.
The ceremony was free to attend but costs about $30,000 to hold it. The school said at the time that covering the cost of the event is important because "the quality of journalism at CJR is important to us and we believe this award ceremony will help ensure that continues."
About 300 people attended the ceremony including former CBS News President Fred Friendly, former New York Times Executive Editor Joseph Lelyveld, NPR Chief Executive Officer David Kornstein, and PBS NewsHour Managing Editor Judy Woodruff.
The school has announced more than $100,000 in prizes for its 20th annual Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Awards. The awards honor outstanding work in 10 categories this year including investigative reporting, enterprise journalism, sports journalism, health journalism, animation journalism, photography, video editing, web design, and social media.
Steve Hartman of CBS Evening News has been highlighting Kindness 101, inspiring stories of goodness, kindness, and compassion. The Columbia Journalism School awarded Hartman an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for the Everybody Has a Story series in 2002. Before that, he was a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City.
In addition to his work at the evening news program, Hartman writes a column for The Huffington Post. He also makes regular contributions to other media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today.
He is married to Nancy Mardigian, who works with disabled children through her nonprofit organization, Neurodiversity International. They have two sons.
Hartman was raised in Chappaqua, New York, by a newspaper editor father and a mother who worked as a psychiatric nurse. He attended Harvard College, where he served as editor of the Harvard Crimson. After graduating in 1990, he traveled around Asia for a year before moving to New York City to join WCBS-TV as a reporter.
While working on the NYPD's labor bureau, he realized how few people knew about the department's efforts to improve police practices through training, counseling, and other efforts. This inspired him to seek out more stories about officers' good deeds.
Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923–August 1, 1981) was a dramatist, screenwriter, and novelist from the United States. He is the first individual to have won three solo Academy Awards for screenwriting, both adapted and original. He was a well-known television playwright during the Golden Age of Television. Chayefsky's work often focused on social issues such as racism, sexism, and poverty. He also wrote several films including The Hospital (1963), which won the Oscar for Best Screenplay.
Chayefsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents who had emigrated from Eastern Europe. His father was a furrier who died when he was young; his mother died when he was 19. He attended the University of Pennsylvania but left before graduating to serve in the Army Air Forces during World War II. After being discharged from the military, he moved to New York City where he worked as an advertising copywriter. In 1950, he married actress Martine Bartlett; they had one son together. That same year, he sold his first screenplay for $7,500.
Over the next few years, he wrote for the theater and television, earning recognition for his work. In 1959, he received his first Oscar nomination for best original screenplay for The Tenth Man. Two years later, he wrote and directed his second film, The Hospital, which also went on to receive an Oscar.