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Barbara Jordan Media Awards Winners Announced

Medallion_FB_ColorOFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS
RICK PERRY

For Immediate Distribution
Governor’s Press Office: 512-463-1826
April 9, 2013
Lucy Nashed: [email protected]

Press Release
Josh Havens: [email protected]

Barbara Jordan Media Awards Winners Announced

AUSTIN – The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities has announced the winners of the 30th Annual Barbara Jordan Media Awards for pieces produced in 2012. Winners in each of the categories were chosen by a panel of judges, including journalists, professionals in the field of disabilities, and people with disabilities.

The winners will be honored at the Barbara Jordan Media Awards Ceremony dinner on Saturday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m. at College Park Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington. The event is hosted by The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Communication, and is open to the public by reservation. Anita Foster, Regional Chief Communications Officer of American Red Cross North Texas Region is the keynote speaker, and Stephen Booher, Organizational Development Specialist for the City of Arlington is the emcee. Joe Bontke, Chair of the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, will present the awards.

For more information on the awards ceremony, please contact Jo Virgil with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities at [email protected] or (512) 463-5740. For ticket purchases and sponsorship information, visit the UTA Tickets website at http://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, KRGV-TV, Weslaco
http://www.krgv.com/videos/nicholas-tijerina-i-will-walk-again/

PRINT FEATURE:
Private Battles/War Wounds by David Tarrant, 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 Morning News
http://governor.state.tx.us/files/disabilities/Zach_pages_2012.pdf

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

TV DOCUMENTARY:
Healing Heroes by Chie Saito, YNN-TV, Austin
Part I:
http://austin.ynn.com/content/284824/healing-heroes–treating-a-generation-of-wounded-warriors
Part 2:
http://austin.ynn.com/content/284860/healing-heroes–fort-sam-houston-rooted-deep-in-history
Part 3:
http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/284885/healing-heroes–treatment-both-simple–complex-reshapes-lives-of-combat-warriors/
Part 4:
http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/284898/healing-heroes–as-the-war-dies-down–burn-center-s-future-evolves/
Part 5:
http://austin.ynn.com/content/284920/healing-heroes–medical-research-proves-vital-on-battlefield
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, KRIV-TV, Houston
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, Texas Country Reporter, Dallas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDY5eKfh4Sw

STUDENT, HIGH SCHOOL:
Students Seek to Serve by Joey Hadden, Rockwall High School
http://governor.state.tx.us/files/disabilities/Students_Seek_to_Serve.pdf

STUDENT, COLLEGE:
Once Again by John Spottswood Moore, Austin

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