NE Journalists, Newspapers Honored by Howard Scripps Foundation

April 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Published in the NENPA e-Bulletin, April 1, 2011:

8 Scripps Howard journalism honors for N.E. recipients

The Boston Globe, The Providence (R.I.) Journal, The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, and Boston University have been honored with national Scripps Howard awards.

The Free Press won the First Amendment Award “for its aggressive editorial stance that made open government a paramount issue in the 2010 elections and spurred reforms.” The Free Press was awarded $10,000 and a trophy.

The Journal was named a finalist in the breaking news category and the Journal’s Froma Harrop was named a finalist in the commentary category.

The Globe’s Peter Canellos and Dante Ramos were finalists in the editorial writing category and the Globe’s James Carroll was named with Harrop as a finalist for the commentary award. Maria Sacchetti of the Globe was a finalist for the human interest writing award.

Caryl Rivers was a finalist for the Journalism and Mass Communication Teacher of the Year Award.

Winners will be honored at a dinner hosted by the Scripps Howard Foundation May 3 in Cincinnati.
The annual awards, given by the Scripps Howard Foundation, honor the best work in the communications industry and in journalism education. There are 18 awards categories total, two related to journalism education and the rest for working journalists and news organizations. Winners will be awarded a total of $185,000. Finalists are runners-up.

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