MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stuttering Foundation, www.StutteringHelp.org, announced its 2012 Awards for Excellence in Journalism today to celebrate stuttering awareness.
"Journalists in a variety of settings have done an outstanding job of focusing on stuttering during the past year," said Jane Fraser, president of the 65-year-old nonprofit foundation. "We are seeing a significant shift in how we reach people - not only through newspapers and columnists but also through websites and blogs. We are particularly excited about increased outreach in Canada and within the Spanish speaking community."
Category: Internet Blog
First Place: Bob Greene of CNN for his Feb. 20, 2012 article, "John Glenn's true hero," featuring former National Stuttering Awareness Week spokesperson, Annie Glenn.
First Place: Dennis Thompson of HealthDay for his May 27, 2011 article, "Early Intervention Holds Hope for Those Who Stutter."
Category: Daily Newspapers First Place (tie):
- Kathleen Mitchell of Business West for her May 10, 2011 article, "In Manner of Speaking."
- Aldo Santin of Winnipeg Free Press for his August 6, 2011 article, "Randy Bachman's You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet singled out by The Stuttering Foundation."
Category: Spanish Newspaper
First Place: Pedro F. Frisneda of El Diario for his October 21, 2011 article, "El tartamudeo se puede vencer."
Category: Syndicated Columnists
First Place: Dr. Paul Donohue for his national column on May 3, 2011, "Evaluate child early for stuttering."
The Stuttering Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Memphis, Tenn., that has worked toward the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering since 1947. For more information, call 800-992-9392 or visit www.StutteringHelp.org.
About the Foundation
The Stuttering Foundation, www.StutteringHelp.org, provides resources, services, and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. It provides education, training, and information to professionals, children and adults who stutter; parents, teachers, and all those concerned about stuttering; and is a valuable resource for speech-language pathologists working in the schools with children of all ages.
SOURCE The Stuttering Foundation