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NABJ Special Honors Award Winners 2013






Roland Martin
2013 Journalist of the Year

"Roland Martin has had an enviable career as a multimedia journalist, becoming a respected and trusted voice in print, on air and online," said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "He is unapologetic about his quest to provide well-rounded coverage of the African-American community, and to provide unique insights to diverse audiences across the many platforms on which he is asked to contribute on a regular basis." 

Martin currently is host and managing editor of TV One's Washington Watch with Roland Martin, and a senior analyst for The Tom Joyner Morning Show. He is also a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate and a contributor to CNN. Read More



                  






 

Gregory L. Moore
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

 "Greg Moore is an innovative and inspiring leader who has found creative ways to meet the unique challenges faced in an ever-changing newsroom," said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "Throughout his career he has been a newsroom leader who helped his team cover the day's big stories with the highest ethics, a bit of creativity, and a desire to serve the public. His career is certainly worthy of this recognition."

 Moore has been editor of The Denver Post since June 2002. Prior to that he was managing editor of The Boston Globe where he had earlier been deputy managing editor, assistant managing editor for local news, city editor, and senior assistant city editor. Read More

 

  





 

 

Dawn Kelly
2013 Pat Tobin Media Professional Award

 "NABJ is proud to honor Dawn Kelly. She is a rainmaker whose counsel is much sought after. Much like the visionary Pat Tobin, Kelly has a vision not just for herself, but also for more women of color to move to the front office, and occupy the C-Suite,” NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. said. "Kelly is a dynamic and well-respected communications and media professional. We are delighted that we have the opportunity to recognize her contributions."

Kelly is responsible for providing ongoing internal communications and media relations support for Prudential’s retirement business, which delivers retirement plan solutions for public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Read More











 

Yamiche Alcindor
2013 Emerging Journalist of the Year

"It is inspiring to see young journalists like Yamiche take advantage of every opportunity presented them to learn, to grow, and to thrive," said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "This is surely just the beginning of what will be a richly rewarding career for a talented young woman."

Alcindor is presently a breaking news reporter at USA Today and has reported from the scenes of some of the biggest stories in recent memory. In 2012 she traveled to Sanford, Fla. to cover the Trayvon Martin story, to Tallahassee, Fla. to cover the Florida A&M University hazing scandal, and to Newtown, Conn. to cover the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Read More








 


 

Ted Holtzclaw
2013 Legacy Award

"It is truly NABJ's honor to pay homage to Ted Holtzclaw with our Legacy Award. We only wish we could have done so while he was still with us. His commitment to developing a strong pipeline of young black journalists inspired his professional peers," said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "The work that he did to ensure that others could have a career as successful as his continues to speak for him."

At the time of his death in 2012, Holtzclaw was the Operations Manager at WABC-TV in New York. Read More






 

Marissa A. Evans
2013 Student Journalist of the Year

 "A lot of young people aspire to be journalists and yet some of them aren’t clear about what it takes to excel in this craft. Marissa A. Evans is not one of those young people. A student multimedia journalist at Marquette University, Evans has devoted herself to studying the craft, undertaking internships and practicums to get real world experience, and to helping inspire others. Persistent and passionate, she has blossomed into a well-rounded storyteller who can work across platforms," said NABJ Communications Chair Christopher Nelson.

 Evans is studying Journalism with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Political Science. She graduates in May and this summer she will be an intern at The Seattle Times as a Metro reporter. Read More

 

Dr. Shelley Stewart
Community Service Award

Dr. Shelley Stewart spent the early part of his career as a widely recognized broadcast journalist, using the profession to become an agent of change. During the 1960’s, under the moniker "Shelley the Playboy” DJ, Dr. Stewart used his voice in the media to broadcast coded messages to Birmingham, Alabama’s black listeners  and provided information about civil rights protests, meetings and other events.

 He spent the early part of his career as a widely recognized broadcast journalist, using the profession to become an agent of change. During the 1960’s, under the moniker "Shelley the Playboy” DJ, Dr. Stewart used his voice in the media to broadcast coded messages to Birmingham, Alabama’s black listeners  and provided information about civil rights protests, meetings and other events. Read More

 

Michelle Johnson
2013 Journalism Educator of the Year

 "Michelle is an exceptional journalist, a gifted teacher, a natural mentor, and an innovative thinker. All of which make her a valued resource for students and faculty alike,” said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "We are proud to honor her for her work in the classroom and for her continued work with NABJ Student Projects.”

Johnson is an associate professor of practice in mulitmedia journalism at Boston University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She began her professional journalism career as a copy editor with The Evening Press (Binghamton, NY).  After that stint, she joined The Boston Globe starting as a copy editor on the night desk, then moved up to layout, assistant political editor to senior assistant night editor and then to copy desk supervisor. Read More


 
                                                

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