Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman tonight accepted the inaugural Charles Wheeler award, rounding off the Crisis in Journalism Conference at Westminster University.
The award was given as part of the British Journalism Review's 20th anniversary celebrations. Describing Wheeler as "probably the greatest reporter there has been in television", Paxman said: "He stayed true to the moral duties of our trade. He found things out. He told it straight. And he caused trouble."
I thought I'd use the opportunity to test out the new iPhone app I've just downloaded - iTalk - to record some audio from the ceremony.
I doubt Charles Wheeler would have approved of the sound quality of the recording, but nonetheless it's worth listening to Paxman's description of the great man's qualities - ones to which any journalist ought to aspire.