Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership seeking nominations
- By: ASNE staff
- On: 07/05/2018 10:56:58
- In: Awards
"Diversity is a core value as important as upholding our First Amendment responsibilities as a free press," Karen Magnuson, editor and vice president of news at the Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle, recently wrote.
"How could we inspire inclusive problem-solving in our community if we are not inclusive ourselves?"
We are seeking nominations for individuals or news organizations whose actions and work reflect a strong commitment to diversity in honor of the late Robert G. McGruder, a former Detroit Free Press executive editor and former managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland.
McGruder died of cancer in 2002 but spent his career championing diversity throughout our industry.
Nominees should have made a significant contribution during one or more years to improving diversity both through retention and recruitment in their workplaces and also through news content.
The Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership is co-sponsored by the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors.
This year's winner will be announced during the ASNE-APME conference Sept. 11-12 in Austin, Texas. The winner receives $2,500 and a leadership trophy.
Please nominate by Aug. 3. More details here.