MEDILL DEAN JOHN LAVINE WINS SCRIPPS HOWARD AWARD FOR JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR
EVANSTON, Ill., March 16, 2012 – The Scripps Howard Foundation announced today that it has named Medill Dean John Lavine the Journalism and Mass Communication Administrator of the Year.
“I’m honored to receive the Scripps Howard Award, but in truth it belongs to Medill faculty, staff and students,” said Lavine. “When I became dean seven years ago, the media industries were rocked by unprecedented change. The Medill community faced and embraced those challenges, while at the same time strengthening the enduring values of our professions. Our graduates are not only equipped to be outstanding in their first jobs but have the frameworks to find the most important opportunities in the continuous change that will be the hallmark of their careers.”
Each year, the Scripps Howard Foundation honors the best work in the communications industry and journalism education through its National Journalism Awards competition. In addition to Administrator of the Year, the foundation recognizes outstanding contributors to print, broadcast and online journalism in 15 categories. Information about all award winners can be found here.
Lavine will receive the Charles E. Scripps Award and a $10,000 prize, which he will donate to Medill scholarship funds.
Medill was founded in 1921 and offers programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications. It teaches new techniques essential in today's digital world. Medill is leading the way in training a new generation of multimedia journalists and integrated marketing communications professionals. The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University is named after Joseph Medill, a newspaper man and former Mayor of Chicago.
About the Scripps Howard Foundation
Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, internships, literacy, minority recruitment/development and First Amendment causes. With a special commitment to the regions where Scripps does business, the foundation helps build healthy communities and improve the quality of life through support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture and inclusive civic affairs.
Scripps (www.scripps.com) delivers quality journalism and creates valuable marketing environments through television stations, newspapers and a growing menu of digital products and services that now includes social games. Creative and mission-driven employees “give light so the people can find their own way” at 19 television stations in major U.S. markets and at newspapers in 13 markets