The Society of Professional Journalists announced the recipients of its 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism and JEM Professor Dr. Mark Harmon was announced as the award winner for General Column Writing (Daily Circulation 1-100,000/Non-Daily Publication) (see his award winning columns attached and a summary of the awards). Harmon will receive his award on June 20 at a banquet at the National Press Club.
2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award Honorees
The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism http://www.spj.org/sdxa13.asp.
Judges chose the winners from 1,800 entries in categories covering print, radio, television and online. The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2013.
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.
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.
Sigma Delta Chi award winners will be honored at an awards banquet on June 20 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
General Column Writing (Daily Circulation 1-100,000/Non-Daily Publication)
Mark D. Harmon, Knoxville News Sentinel
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