NEW YORK, December 16, 2005 — Richard M. Smith, Chairman, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer for both editorial and business operations of Newsweek, has been named the recipient of the 2006 Prism Award presented annually by New York University in recognition of distinguished leadership in the graphic arts and communications industry.
Sponsored by the Advisory Board of NYU's Graphic Communications Management and Technology Program, the 2006 Prism Award will be presented to Mr. Smith during the 21st Annual Prism Award Luncheon on Tuesday, June 20th in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Joel Quadracci, President and COO of Quad Graphics, chairs the Prism event and will present the award to Mr. Smith.
Previous NYU Prism Award recipients include Antonio M. Perez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Kodak Company; Anne M. Mulcahy, Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation; William L. Davis, Chairman, CEO and President of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company; Henri Dyner, President and CEO of Sun Chemical Corporation; Janet L. Robinson, President and General Manager of The New York Times; and Katharine Graham, Chairman and former CEO of The Washington Post.
The proceeds of the Prism Award Luncheon help to fund student scholarships as well as student and program support for New York University’s internationally renowned Graphic Communications graduate program, which offers curricula to develop the next generation of industry leaders. Since its inception, the Prism Award Luncheon has raised millions of dollars for education.
In 2005, the program moved to its new home within NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (www.scps.nyu.edu). One of the University’s 14 colleges and schools, NYU SCPS has for the past 70 years focused on creating applied professional programs for people already in the workforce. The School offers industry focused Master’s degrees in such areas as public relations, fundraising, human resources management, real estate, construction management, hospitality industry studies, direct marketing, publishing, tourism and travel management and sports management.
Tickets for the June 20th, 2006 Prism Award Luncheon are available from $750 per person to $6,000 for a Sponsor’s Table of eight, and $10,000 for a Co-Chairmanship (which includes a dais seat as well as a table of eight). Reservations and additional information are available from the NYU SCPS’s Office of Special Events. Please contact Anna Condoulis at 212-998-7003, by fax at 212-995-4130, or by e-mail at [email protected]