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Journalist who reported Edward Snowden leaks named 2014 McGill Medal winner

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist most associated with coverage of U.S. government surveillance records leaked by Edward Snowden, is this year’s recipient of the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage.

Greenwald, formerly a columnist for The Guardian and now a founder of First Look Media’s “The Intercept,” will receive the medal from the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and its McGill Program in Journalistic Courage during a ceremony next fall.

Greenwald, in June 2013, was the first journalist to report that the National Security Agency was collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecom providers, under a top-secret court order.

Greenwald was nominated by Dorothy Parvaz, an editor at Al Jazeera English and last year’s recipient of the McGill Medal.