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Barbara Jordan Media Award winners

 Barbara Jordan Media Award winners

This year’s winners of the Barbara Jordan Media Awards have really raised the bar of excellence; we saw some incredible entries come from the submissions –

stories from professionals (and students) that meet the highest criteria of accurately and positively reporting on individuals with disabilities, using People First language and respectful depictions.

You can read more about the Barbara Jordan Media Awards and the Awards Ceremony on our website. For individual tickets ($25, or $15 for UT students) or sponsorship packages (various levels), contact Jennifer Wang at [email protected] or 512-475-6064. We hope you can join us in honoring the winners and letting them know what a significant difference their professional approach will make in our communities.

Here are the winners whose pieces from 2010 will be honored at our ceremony on Saturday, April 16, 6:00pm, at the San Jacinto Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin. Our keynote speaker will be Max Sherman, Dean Emeritus of the LBJ School of Public Affairs (and a personal friend of Barbara Jordan) and our emcee will be Mary Gordon Spence, local commentator and public speaker. We hope to see you there!

BOOK CATEGORY:

Challenged to Win, Nancy Shugart, Austin
 
PRINT COMMENTARY:
Daughter Was Mostly Invisible, Sarah Barnes, Austin American-Statesman
 
PRINT FEATURE:
About a Boy, Michael Hall, Texas Monthly
 
PRINT NEWS:
UTA Hosts 27 Injured Soldiers, Patrick Walker, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
 
STUDENT:
Poster Series: The Deaf Are Just Like Everyone Else
Gabriela Hanrahan, Barbara Jordan HS for Careers, Houston
 
ENTERTAINMENT:
Temple Grandin: HBO Special, Mick Jackson, Director
 
INTERNET:
Defined by His Successes, Melissa Mixon, UT, Austin
 
PHOTOJOURNALISM:
Journey into the World of Autism, Eli Meir Kaplan, Time Magazine
 
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION/ORGANIZATION:
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities       CTD, Austin
 
TV DOCUMENTARY (Tie):
The Eyes of Me, Keith Maitland
For Once in My Life, Goodwill Industries of South Florida
 
TV FEATURE:
Actors with Disabilities Find Open Arms, Jim Swift, KXAN-TV, Austin
 
TV FEATURE, EXTENDED:
Sideline Signer, Bob Phillips, Texas Country Reporter
 
Save the Date:
Barbara Jordan Media Awards: Saturday, April 16, 6:00pm, Austin
Jo Virgil, Community Outreach and Information Coordinator
 
Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
P.O. Box 12428
Austin TX 78711
512.463.5740 or Relay Option of your Choice
512.463.5745 – Fax

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