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Two Jewish Newspapermen Recipients of Inter-american Journalism Award

Two Jewish newspaper men, from New York and Rio de Janeiro, will be the recipients of the Maria Moors Cabot inter-American journalism prize to be presented here Thursday by Dr. William McGill, president of Columbia University. Alberto Dines, editor in chief of the Journal do Brasil, a leading Brazilian daily, and John M. Goshko, Washington Post correspondent in West Germany, will receive gold medals and $1000 prizes for “distinguished journalistic contributions to the advancement of inter-American understanding.” A third recipient of the award announced yesterday is John D. Harbron, associate editor of the Toronto Telegram. Mr. Goshko, a 37-year-old native of Swampscott, Mass., was cited for his reportage on events in Latin America during the four-and-a-half years that he was the Washington Post’s correspondent assigned to that continent. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia University School of Journalism. Mr. Dines, 38, was born in Rio de Janeiro and began his journalistic career at the age of 20 as a reporter and film critic. He was named editor in chief of Journal do Brasil in 1962 and earned a reputation as a champion of freedom of the press in his country. In 1967 he covered the Arab-Israeli war for his newspaper. The Maria Moors Cabot prizes, the oldest international awards in the field of journalism, were established by the late Dr. Godfrey Lowell Cabot of Boston as a memorial to his wife. They were first presented in 1939.

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