Lauren Rochester, Awards Coordinator, (317) 927-8000 ext. 210,
Karen Grabowski, Communications Coordinator, (317) 927-8000 ext. 215,
INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism.
Judges chose the winners from over 1,300 entries in categories covering print, radio, television and online. The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2009.
Dating back to 1932, the awards originally honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the Society granted the first Distinguished Service Awards. The honors later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.
The awards will be presented Oct. 2 during the 2010 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference in Las Vegas.
For more information contact Lauren Rochester at (317) 927-8000 ext. 210 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well- informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org.
2009 Sigma Delta Chi Winners:
“Sunday Reflections,” Tracey O'Shaughnessy, Republican American
General Column Writing (Daily Circulation 50,001-100,000)
Sean Kirst, The Post-Standard
General Column Writing (Daily Circulation 100,000+)
Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times
General Column Writing (Non-Daily Publication)
Ray Hanania, Southwest News-Herald