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Feb. 20, 2008
Scripps Howard Foundation names judges for annual journalism awards
CINCINNATI – Forty-three journalists, media professionals and educators will judge this year’s National Journalism Awards competition, the Scripps Howard Foundation announced today.
The awards program honors excellence in 17 print, electronic and journalism education categories.
A total of $195,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for the best work of 2007 during a dinner at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Friday, April 18.
Judging of the National Journalism Awards will be in the following categories:
Editorial writing; human interest writing; environmental and public service reporting; investigative reporting; business/economics reporting; Washington-based reporting; commentary; photojournalism; radio and television journalism; college cartooning; Web reporting; and editorial cartooning. The awards also honor distinguished service to journalism education and the First Amendment.
Competition rules and a listing of categories are available on the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Web site at www.scripps.com/foundation. The deadline for entries was
The names of the winners of the National Journalism Awards will be announced Friday, March 7, and posted on the Foundation’s Web site.
“We are extremely proud of the quality of the judges who select the winners of the Scripps Howard Foundation's National Journalism Awards,” said Mike Philipps, the Foundation’s president and chief executive officer. “Every year a panel of respected journalism professionals gathers to review hundreds of entries from across the nation. It is their experience, expertise and thoughtful judgment that makes these awards among the most coveted in our profession.”
Following are judges for this year’s awards:
Andrew Alexander, Washington bureau chief,Cox Newspapers; Bill Amend, syndicated cartoonist, FoxTrot; Ellyn Angelotti, interactivity editor and adjunct faculty, The Poynter Institute; Beth E. Barnes, director, School of Journalism and Telecommunications, University of Kentucky; Lucy Bartholomay, managing director/product innovation, The Boston Globe; and Jody Beck, director, Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program.
José Luis Benavides, director of the Center for Ethnic and Alternative Media and associate professor, California State University, Northridge; Tony Biffle, associate editor, Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.; Mary Kay Blake, senior vice president/development, Newseum; Lorraine E. Branham, director and G.B. Dealey Regents Professor, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin; Del Brinkman, dean emeritus, University of Kansas and University of Colorado Schools of Journalism; and David E. Carlson, Cox/Palm Beach Post Professor of New Media Journalism and director, Interactive Media Lab, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida.
Sherry Chisenhall, editor and vice president/news, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle; Peter Copeland, editor & general manager, Scripps Media Center/Scripps Howard News Service; Phil Currie, senior vice president/news, newspaper division, Gannett; Jonathan Dube, director of digital media, CBC News; Mike Farrell, director, Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, Scripps Howard fellow, and assistant professor, School of Journalism and Telecommunications, University of Kentucky; and Howard I. Finberg, director, interactive learning, The Poynter Institute.
Josh Friedman, director, international programs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; Thomas S. Hodson, director, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University; David Holwerk, editorial page editor, The Sacramento Bee; Alan M. Horton, chairman, Scripps Howard Foundation and retired senior vice president/newspapers, The E. W. Scripps Company; Terry Hynes, dean emerita and professor, public outreach director – The Documentary Institute, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida; and Kenneth F. Irby, visual journalism group leader and director of diversity programs, The Poynter Institute.
Thomas Kunkel, dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland; Steve Lambert, vice president, news, Los Angeles Newspaper Group; Geri Migielicz, director of photography, San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News; Robert M. O’Neil, director, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression; Beth Parke, executive director, Society of Environmental Journalists; and Gene Policinski, vice president and executive director, First Amendment Center.
Allan Richards, chair, department of journalism and broadcasting, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Florida International University; Jenny E. Robb, associate curator and assistant professor, The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library; Neil Santaniello, instructor, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies and director, Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment, Florida Atlantic University; Mike Silverman, senior managing editor, The Associated Press; and Dow Smith, associate professor, broadcast journalism and director, media management program, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.
Paul E. Steiger, editor-in-chief & president, ProPublica; Mizell Stewart III, editor, Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press; Matt Thompson, deputy web editor, Minneapolis Star Tribune; Mark Tomasik, editor, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, Fla.; Al Tompkins, group leader for broadcast and online, The Poynter Institute; Lisa Klem Wilson, senior vice president and general manager, United Media/Syndication and Web; Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief, Bloomberg News; and Greg Zoerb, director, sales/marketing, RF Central.
Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, internships, literacy, minority recruitment/development and First Amendment causes.
Contact for more information: Mike Philipps, Scripps Howard Foundation, 513-977-3036, email@example.com