Cleraun Media Conferences 1986 – 2018
Declan Walsh, New York Times, Cairo Bureau Chief, accepting the 2018 Cleraun Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism
Carol Leonnig, Washington Post Investigative Reporter, accepting the 2016 Cleraun Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism
Gerard Ryle, Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington, accepting the 2014 Cleraun Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism
Scheduled to take place every two years, the Cleraun Media Conferences began in 1986 and grew gradually in stature to become an important forum where media practitioners could address and discuss ethical and professional issues which arise in the course of their work in a positive and constructive way. The Cleraun Media Forum, with its evening seminars between conferences, helped to make this an on-going process. For many years the conferences took place in Cleraun, a centre for students, where activities of Christian formation are entrusted to Opus Dei (www.opusdei.ie), a prelature of the Catholic Church.
Early conferences led to the publication of the following books: