Hillary Clinton to give journalism award Former secretary of state and likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has had a rocky relationship with the press in the past, will present a prestigious journalism award March. The Tonor Prize, sponsored by the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, honors the late Robin Toner, the first woman to be national political correspondent for The New York Times. Toner covered Clinton from her time as first lady through her presidential campaign. She died of cancer in 2008. “It’s an extraordinary pleasure to have Secretary Clinton as our speaker at this important event,” said Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham in a press release.