MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 25th consecutive year, the Stuttering Foundation, www.StutteringHelp.org, announces it will recognize journalists for excellence in reporting that furthers the understanding of this complex disorder.
"Coverage by the media is essential to spreading information, help and hope to the 70 million people around the world who stutter," said Jane Fraser, president of the Foundation. "More importantly, news articles, opinion columns, radio and television segments, blog posts and podcasts help the public to understand the complexities of the disorder. We want to continue to recognize outstanding reporting."
The 25th annual Stuttering Foundation Awards will be given to journalists in three categories: print (books, newspapers, and magazines), electronic media (radio, TV, and streaming video), and Internet (Web sites, blogs, and electronic publications). The awards will recognize news stories that:
- Advanced the public's understanding of stuttering;
- Introduced information on stuttering to a significant new audience.
Journalists are invited to submit copies, DVDs, and printed Web/blog pages of their news items to the Stuttering Foundation, P.O. Box 11749, Memphis, TN 38111-0749. Submissions may also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must have been published or aired between Jan. 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016. All entries must be received by Oct. 1, 2016. There is no charge to enter this competition. For more information, call 901-761-0343. The winners will be announced during International Stuttering Awareness Day, Oct. 22, 2016. The nonprofit Stuttering Foundation has provided help to those who stutter since 1947. For more information, call 800-993-9392 or visit www.StutteringHelp.org.
Foundation Spokesperson Jane Fraser
Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation and co-author of If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents, 8th edition. She is also vice president of the Action for Stammering Children, Michael Palin Centre, London.
About the Stuttering Foundation
Malcolm Fraser, a successful businessman and stutterer, established and endowed the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947. The Stuttering Foundation provides a toll-free helpline, 800-992-9392, and free online resources on its Website, www.StutteringHelp.org, including services, referrals and support to people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.
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SOURCE The Stuttering Foundation