Jasper Herald Repeats Legion Journalism Award

Jul 18, 2011, 16:23 ET from American Legion Department of Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in three years, the Herald of Jasper, IN was named the Fourth Estate Award winner by members of The American Legion Department of Indiana.

William Powell, a reporter on the staff of the Herald, a veteran himself who covers veterans' issue extensively, accepted the award July 16 in Indianapolis during the 100,000-member veterans' organization's 93rd annual Department Convention.

Jeff Carroll, New Albany, chairman of the Legion's public relations committee, said the Fourth Estate Award is "one of our most prestigious, and important, Communications Awards. It recognizes excellence in reporting on issues of concern to Legionnaires and veterans. We have an outstanding winner this year – one we were privileged to honor with this award previously, which means they have "kept up the good work" just like we encouraged them to do a few years ago."

The Herald was nominated by Dubois County American Legion Post 147 in Jasper.

SOURCE American Legion Department of Indiana