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Barbara Jordan Media Awards winners 2013

Barbara Jordan Media Awards winners 2013

BJMA winners – here is the notice that went out today; we will get our website updated with the info tomorrow or early next week. Feel free to distribute this announcement and info about ticket purchases within your communities (Remember that each winner will receive two complimentary tickets):

This year’s Barbara Jordan Media Award winners have been selected, and we have some amazing pieces this year! A formal press release will go out to the public later, but here is a list of the winners. Winner info and links to the winning stories (where available) will be posted soon on our website.

http://governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/awards/barbara_jordan_media_awards/

The Barbara Jordan Media Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 13, 7:00pm, at the College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington, whose Department of Communication will be our host.

Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available online at the UTA Department of Communications website or at UTATickets. Please help us spread the word, and pass along appreciation to the winners:

http://www.uta.edu/communication/BarbaraJordanAwards/

http://www.utatickets.com/

The winners of the 2013 Barbara Jordan Media Awards are:

BOOK:

Shouting in the Dark by John Bramblitt, Denton
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press

http://www.globepequot.com/shouting_in_the_dark-9780762780075

PHOTOJOURNALISM:

A Will to Walk (Videography) by Mario Sandoval, Weslaco
KRGV-TV

http://www.krgv.com/videos/nicholas-tijerina-i-will-walk-again/

PRINT FEATURE:

Private Battles/War Wounds by David Tarrant, Dallas
Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20120630-combat-medicine-advances-deliver-quadruple-amputee-from-brink.ece

PRINT FEATURE SERIES:

Zach’s Journey by Marc Ramirez, Dallas
Dallas Morning News (PDF format; will soon be available on our website)

INTERNET:

Moving Mountains (Declaring Independence) by Kelly West, Austin
Austin American Statesman online

http://www.statesman.com/news/lifestyles/declaring-independence-students-losing-their-vis-2/nRkmt/?

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION, INDIVIDUAL:

225th Birthday Celebration: Erastus “Deaf” Smith Exhibit and Tours by Steve C. Baldwin, PhD, Austin
Exhibit held at the Capitol and various other locations across Texas (Various formats; will soon be available on our website)

TV DOCUMENTARY:

Healing Heroes by Chie Saitio, Austin – YNN-TV

Healing Heroes Part I

http://austin.ynn.com/content/284824/healing-heroes–treating-a-generation-of-wounded-warriors

Healing Heroes Part 2

http://austin.ynn.com/content/284860/healing-heroes–fort-sam-houston-rooted-deep-in-history

Healing Heroes Part 3

http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/284885/healing-heroes–treatment-both-simple–complex-reshapes-lives-of-combat-warriors/

Healing Heroes Part 4

http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/284898/healing-heroes–as-the-war-dies-down–burn-center-s-future-evolves/

Healing Heroes Part 5

http://austin.ynn.com/content/284920/healing-heroes–medical-research-proves-vital-on-battlefield

Healing Heroes Part 6

http://austin.ynn.com/content/284944/healing-heroes–support-center-helps-wounded-warriors–families-heal

TV FEATURE:

I Will Run by Greg Groogan and Mark Muller, Houston
KRIV-TV

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/20162348/2012/11/21/wounded-warrior-runs-with-one-of-a-kind-prosthetic-leg?clienttype=printable&

TV FEATURE, EXT:

Never Losing Focus by Bob Phillips Productions, Dallas
Texas Country Reporter (DVD)

STUDENT, HIGH SCHOOL:

Students Seek to Serve by Joey Hadden, Rockwall HS
Rockwall (PDF format; will soon be available on our website)

STUDENT, COLLEGE:

Once Again by John Spottswood Moore, Austin
University of Texas at Austin (Link will soon be available on our website)

Save the Date: Barbara Jordan Media Awards
April 13, 7:00pm, University of Texas at Arlington

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
[email protected]
http://governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/

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