Media competition honors journalists for bone & joint health-related coverage
ROSEMONT, Ill., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announces the winners of the 2012 MORE Awards competition. These awards are presented to media who demonstrate excellence in reporting and further the public's understanding of musculoskeletal health-related issues. This distinguished group of journalists will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., held in conjunction with the Academy's National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference on the evening of April 26th.
"The media is an important source of health information; therefore it is encouraging to see reporters who creatively go above and beyond to provide the public with helpful and accurate information," said Academy president John Tongue, MD. "The Academy is honored to recognize these reporters, who we consider our partners, when it comes to disseminating accurate bone and joint health news and information."
This year's 24 MORE Awards winners represent a diverse group of health and medical writers, producers and freelance reporters in print, broadcast and online outlets. Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of orthopaedic surgeons. Each submission was evaluated for its overall quality, accuracy and success in promoting greater awareness of musculoskeletal health issues. The 2012 MORE Award winners by category are:
Consumer Print Journalism: National Magazine
- Linda Childers, Arthritis Today, "A Disco Star Shines Again"
- Mike Fillon, Arthritis Today, "Aching Ankles?"
- Kurt Ullman, Arthritis Today, "What You Need in a New Knee"
- Good Housekeeping, "Fractured"
- Julie Bain, Ladies' Home Journal, "Bone Up!"
- Alexander Wolff, Sports Illustrated, "PROSTHETICS: Between Man and Machine"
- Teresa Carr, Consumer Reports on Health, "Building Stronger Bones: Advice for Women and Men"
Consumer Print Journalism: National Newspaper
- Craig Wilson, USA Today, "Final Word: Put the Brakes on that Cellphone Habit"
- Beth Levine, AARP Bulletin, "Everything You Need to Know About New Knees"
Consumer Print Journalism: Local Newspaper
- Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press, "When it Hurts to Hold"
- Patty Pensa, Chicago Tribune, "Changing Face of Orthopedics"
- Cary Aspinwall, Tulsa World, "Standing Tall"
Online Journalism: Internet
- Kristen Stewart, EverydayHealth.com, "7 Bad Habits that Cause Back Pain"
- David Wood, Huffington Post.com, "Beyond the Battlefield: From A Decade of War, An
Endless Struggle for the Severely Wounded"
- Lisa Buser, USA Today.com, "Doctors Describe Conjoined Twins Surgery"
- Paul Gittings, CNN.com, "Knee Alert, The Danger Signs for the Average Golfer"
- Sonja Isger, The Palm Beach Post News.com, "Toddler from Australia Set for Rare Limb-Saving Surgery in Palm Beach County"
Broadcast Journalism: National Television
- Lara Salahi, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, "Tom Brady Sheds Light on ACL Tears in Children"
- Ellen Lovejoy, "Angels of Milot: Haiti's Aftershock"
- David Brown, Dr. Steve Show - Tribune Broadcasting, "Blythe Danner on Living with Post Menopausal Osteoporosis"
Broadcast Journalism: Local Television
- Jason Law, WJXT Morning Show, Jacksonville, FL "Hip Replacement Patient Runs Race"
- Jocelyn Maminta, WTNH-TV, New Haven, CT "New Procedure for Scoliosis"
- Michelle Wright , WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA "Hip, Knee Replacements No Longer Just For Older Generations"
- Delen Goldberg, Las Vegas Sun, "On Medicare? Try the next office"
To view these winning submissions, go to: www.aaos.org/moreawards.
The MORE Award competition is open to all journalists, freelance writers and editors in print, broadcast or online media. For information on how to enter the 2013 MORE Awards go to www.aaos.org/moreawards. The call for entries will be posted in June 2012.
SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons