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Nice Job, Charles Davis! NPC Member is Journalism Teacher of the Year

March 13, 2009

Congratulations to two Club members for a fine showing!

NPC member Charles Davis, associate professor of journalism studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, won the "Journalism Teacher of the Year Award" in Scripps Howard Foundation's annual National Journalism Awards.

Davis receives $10,000 and the Charles E. Scripps award. His school also receives a $5,000 grant. The award is given in cooperation with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Also, NPC member Carolyn Lochhead of the San Francisco Chronicle was a finalist in the Washington reporting category.

The awards recognize excellence in 17 categories, including editorial and human interest writing; environmental, investigative, business/economics, public service and Washington reporting; commentary; photojournalism; radio and television reporting; college and editorial cartooning; Web reporting and journalism education. The awards also honor distinguished service to the First Amendment.

Cash awards totaling $195,000 will be presented April 24 during a dinner at the National Press Club.