A coterie of journalists was called to the podium by Vinette Pryce, herself a recipient of an award from the family in 2011. Each of them, including this reporter, said a few words about their role and what it meant to them and their careers. Dominic Carter, Joseph Fried, Mary Murphy, Peter Noel, Magee Hickey and Sarah Wallace were among the awarded. And, as in the past, Nina Krauss, the forelady of the jury, and attorney Stephen Murphy attended. Murphy defended one of the accused, getting him off, while Hynes was able to get convictions of three others.