People and Places
Submit items for People & Places to editor Scott Leadingham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Committee chairwoman completes NYC Marathon Hilary Fosdal knows many words as a journalist. But perhaps the most engrained in her psyche are “left foot, right foot.” The SPJ member and Digital Media Committee chairwoman completed the New York City Marathon on Nov.
[b]Krol is “Woman of the Year” Debra Krol was named “Woman of the Year” in November by the Phoenix Indian Center. Krol has worked as a writer, reporter and editor for 10 years, working with the Fort McDowell Yavapai News, Arizona Capitol Times and Native Peoples Magazine.
CHAPTER HOLIDAY PARTY SERVES DOUBLE DUTY In addition to the typical festivities, it was also a celebration of 70 years of SPJ membership for Austin Kiplinger. Kiplinger, the chairman of the Kiplinger Washington Editors and a D.C. Pro member, graciously hosted the party at the Editor’s building.
Brown Dunlap honored for distinguished service Karen Brown Dunlap, SPJ member and president of The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., was recently awarded the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. She has spent more than 30 years educating journalists and journalism students, teaching seminars in the U.S.
SPJ members inducted into Hall of Fame The Women’s Press Club of New York State Inc. celebrated its 40th anniversary in May by inducting two of its founders — both SPJ members — into the club’s Hall of Honor. They are freelance writers Kate Reinert Fleisher of Horseheads, N.Y.,
Peter Hayden Prince, an East Tennessee author, journalist and historian, died April 10 in Knoxville at the age of 70. Prince worked for several newspapers, including the Knoxville News Sentinel, from 1950 to 1985, according to an obituary Prince prepared for himself.
Brewer to lead City Paper Clint Brewer recently was named executive editor of the City Paper in Nashville, Tenn. Brewer was previously the managing editor of the Lebanon Democrat, which had won during his tenure back-to-back Malcolm Law awards as well as public service awards from the Tennessee Press Association.
SPJ members win fellowships The American Press Institute has awarded 10 fellowships to journalism educators and newspaper employees to use in attending API seminars in 2006. Each year, thousands of dollars in fellowships are available to applicants from the United States and Canada to attend API seminars.
Philip Robbins, 74, journalist, professor of journalism and a leading authority on the First Amendment and freedom of the press, died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 13 at his home in Elkton, Md. Robbins dedicated his life to the practice of journalism and the principles of a free press and freedom of information.
Bradfield book of quotations released William H. Bradfield’s book The Book of Ancient Wisdom: Over 500 Inspiring Quotations From the Greeks and Romans, was released recently by Dover. The book is a collection of quotes he compiled and edited. This book closely follows another one of his collections — On Reading the Bible: Thoughts and Reflections of Over 500 Men and Woman, From St.
Fellowships awarded to college educators The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation has announced the 2005 recipients of its Educator in the Newsroom fellowships. Each summer, the program places university-level broadcast educators in radio and television newsrooms for four weeks to refresh their skills and master new technologies.
SPJ members named Nieman Fellows The 68th class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard University includes two SPJ members: Chris Cobler, editor of the Greeley (Colo.) Tribune, and Mary Curtis, executive features editor and columnist at The Charlotte Observer. Cobler will study how a community newspaper can use the Web to guide new and younger readers back to the paper.
Richard J. Meislin, technology editor for The New York Times, has been appointed as editor of news surveys and election analysis. His current position will be turned over to Tom Redburn, an assistant business editor. Meislin, 49, has been with The Times as technology editor since 2001.
The congressional Standing Committee of Correspondents elected reporters from USA Today, The Associated Press and Congressional Quarterly to its ranks on Jan. 17. Jim Drinkard of USA Today, Jesse J. Holland of the AP and Mary Agnes Carey of Congressional Quarterly were chosen by colleagues.
Niko Price has been named correspondent at large for The Associated Press, a position that was just created. Price is the news editor for The Associated Press in Mexico City. He joined the AP in 1993 in Carson City, Nev., and moved to the Los Angeles bureau six months later.
Colorado-based author and SPJ member Cameron M. Burns has won “Best Travel Book” of 2002 in the North American Travel Journalists Association’s annual competition for “The Shoes of Kilimanjaro & Other Oddventure Travel Stories.” Books by writers from across the country and throughout the world were included in the competition.