UNT Mayborn School of Journalism to host Barbara Jordan Media Awards Luncheon March 20

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:43

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas' Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism has been selected to host this year's Barbara Jordan Media Awards Luncheon presented by the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. The awards ceremony will be held March 20 (Thursday) at Club Level of UNT's Apogee Stadium, located at 1251 Bonnie Brae.

Named in honor of the Houston native and U.S. congressional representative who gained recognition for her work despite her multiple sclerosis, the Barbara Jordan Media Awards are given each year to media professionals and students who have produced material for the general public that accurately and positively reports on or depicts individuals with disabilities.

Each year a panel of judges, including media professionals and people with disabilities, select winners from entries in several categories. The categories include print feature, print news, photojournalism, radio, television documentary and special contribution by an organization, among others.

"It is an honor and privilege to host this event," said Dorothy Bland, dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism. "Hosting this event provides UNT a tremendous opportunity to showcase great journalism and expose students to excellent journalism on multiple platforms."

This year the luncheon will feature Bob Phillips of Texas Country Reporter as the keynote speaker. For more information about the history of the award, visit the Governor's Office Website.To purchase tickets for the luncheon, visit the UNT Barbara Jordan Media Awards website.

For more information, contact Dorothy Bland at Dorothy.Bland@unt.edu.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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