Scripps Howard Foundation names National Journalism Award judges

Tue, January 06, 1998 by Patty Cottingham

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Scripps Howard Foundation has announced the names of 29 distinguished media professionals who will be judging its 1997 National Journalism Awards.The Foundation, which broadened the scope of its awards competition this year, is accepting entries in newspaper and broadcast journalism, distinguished service and college cartoonist categories. The deadlines for all entries is Jan. 31, with one exception. The deadline for the Charles M. Schulz Award for college cartoonists is Jan. 9.Cash awards totaling more than $40,000 will be presented March 26 during a banquet in Knoxville, Tenn., home of The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Home & Garden Television and Cinetel Productions, operating units of The E.W. Scripps Company, which hosts the banquet.Competition rules, a listing of categories and entry forms are available on the Scripps Howard Foundation’s web site at Following are the judges for the 1997 competition:Reid Ashe, publisher, Tampa (Fla.) Tribune; Mervin Aubespin, associate editor, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky.; Louis D. Boccardi, president and CEO, The Associated Press; Jennie Buckner, editor, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer; Robert Burdick, editor, Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.; and Lucy Caswell, associate professor and curator, Graphic and Photographic Arts Research Library, The Ohio State University.Nick Clooney, columnist, The Cincinnati Post, and host for the American Movie Classics channel; Colleen Conant, vice president/executive editor, Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.; Timothy J. Gallagher, editor, Ventura (Calif.) County Star; Robert H. Giles, senior vice president, The Freedom Forum, executive director, Media Studies Center; Thomas H. Greer, vice president/senior editor, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer; and Jane Healy, managing editor, The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel.Harry A. Jessell, executive editor, Broadcasting & Cable; Tim Kelly, president and publisher, The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader; Jane E. Kirtley, executive director, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Arlington, Va.; Edie Magnus, television anchor, MSNBC; Anthony Marro, editor/executive vice president, Newsday; and Angus McEachran, editor and president, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.Tim J. McGuire, editor/senior vice president of new media, Star-Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn.; Eric Ober, president and CEO, Cinetel Productions; Richard Oppel, editor, Austin (Texas) American-Statesman; Al Roker, weather and feature reporter, NBC News, "The Today Show"; Madelyn Ross, managing editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; and Charles M. Schulz, creator of PEANUTS.Edward Seaton, publisher and editor in chief, The Manhattan (N.Y.) Mercury; Frank Sutherland, vice president/news and editor, The Tennessean, Nashville, Tenn.; Morris Thompson, editorial page editor, Philadelphia Daily News; Stan Tiner, editor/vice president for news, Mobile (Ala.) Register; and Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor, The Atlanta Constitution.Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, literacy, minority recruitment/development, and First Amendment causes.