Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism

The 1964 Class of Nieman Fellows established the Louis M. Lyons Award on May 4, 1964. The award, named for the Nieman Foundation curator who retired that year, honors displays of conscience and integrity by individuals, groups or institutions in communications.

Each class of Nieman Fellows decides whether to present an award during the class year. The recipient they select may be a newspaper, radio or TV station or an individual or a group of individuals.