Daily Journal masthead

Northwestern University honors Kathy Gannon, AP journalist wounded in Afghanistan shooting

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

EVANSTON, Illinois — An Associated Press reporter who was shot six times by an Afghan security officer while on assignment in Afghanistan has been honored by Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

The school announced Wednesday that veteran AP foreign correspondent Kathy Gannon will receive this year's James Foley Medal for Courage in Journalism.

PHOTO: File - this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo shows Associated Press journalist Kathy Gannon in Toronto. Gannon, who was shot six times by an Afghan security officer while on assignment in Afghanistan has been honored by Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.  The school announced Wednesday, June 3, 2015 that the veteran AP foreign correspondent will receive this year's James Foley Medal for Courage in Journalism. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Darren Calabrese, File)
File - this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo shows Associated Press journalist Kathy Gannon in Toronto. Gannon, who was shot six times by an Afghan security officer while on assignment in Afghanistan has been honored by Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. The school announced Wednesday, June 3, 2015 that the veteran AP foreign correspondent will receive this year's James Foley Medal for Courage in Journalism. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Darren Calabrese, File)

Gannon and AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus were covering presidential elections in eastern Afghanistan when the shooting happened in April 2014. Niedringhaus was killed and Gannon was badly wounded. She is still recovering from her injuries.

The award includes $5,000 and goes to journalists who display moral or physical courage in pursuit of a story.

Gannon continues to write about Afghanistan, which she has been reporting on for decades, along with the Middle East and Central Asia.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.