Keith Olbermann Given "Molly Ivins" Award by AAN

Flyer publisher and AAN president Kenneth Neill makes presentation

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MSNBC's Keith Olbermann received the first Molly Ivins Award from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Wednesday.

"I'm utterly honored," Olbermann said in a statement, "largely because I'd still like to be Molly Ivins when I grow up."

The organization, which represents 125 alternative publications, created the award to "honor those who practice the same bold, fearless journalism for which Ivins was renowned during her years as co-editor of AAN member The Texas Observer and as a syndicated columnist."

"Describing her own style of writing, Molly Ivins once wrote, 'Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.' That's the sort of journalism we recognize today, that which holds those in power accountable in the court of public opinion," said AAN President and Memphis Flyer Publisher Kenneth Neill. "Keith Olbermann speaks truth to power with wit and style, just as Molly did."

Read the Editor & Publisher article from Wednesday's online edition.

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