George Polk School Receives Rare Historic Documents on Journalist’s Life


A unique collection of papers and books related to the life of famed CBS Correspondent George Polk will be housed at the George Polk School of Communication at LIU. Donated by Polk’s niece, Milbry Polk, the collection was curated by her father William Polk and is the basis for his last book about his brother George. LIU has honored Polk’s legacy by bestowing the George Polk Awards in Journalism for the past 73 years.