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  • Winners Announced for the 2013 Opinion Journalism Contest

    Published Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    Rodger Jones, editorial writer for The Dallas Morning News, and Robert Moore, editor of the El Paso Times, have been honored as opinion journalists of the year by the Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ). Founded in 1947 as the National Conference of Opinion Writers, AOJ is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the craft of opinion

  • Remembering Kenneth Rystrom, Jr.

    Published Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    Kenneth F. Rystrom, Jr., 81, former editor of The Columbian (Vancouver, WA) editorial page and retired journalism professor, died in Eugene, Oregon, on August 4, 2013, from complications of a stroke six months earlier. Until shortly before his death he had lived in Florence, OR, to be near his children and grandchildren. He was born in Bayard Nebraska to

  • Morgan McGinley honored by NENPA

    Published Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    The New England Newspaper & Press Association announced that AOJ Lifetime Member Morgan McGinley has been inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame. McGinley will be honored at a reception on February 8 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. The Hall of Fame recognizes newspaper industry heroes whose talent, hard work and exceptional

  • Richard Prince Honored with Ida B. Wells Award

    Published Monday, October 15, 2012

    WASHINGTON(October 12, 2012) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced today that Richard Prince, columnist for the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, will receive the prestigious Ida B. Wells Award. The annual honor is given to an individual who has made outstanding efforts to make newsrooms and news coverage more

  • Association looking ahead

    Published Monday, October 1, 2012

    By Lois Kazakoff The business side of the Association of Opinion Journalists is looking up after years of dismal reports on finances and declining membership (under the historic 1947-2011 name, National Conference of Editorial Writers). Finances are stable and membership grew, rising to 267 members from 256 last year, said AOJ President Froma Harrop. The

  • Davis, Frank named Opinion Journalists of the Year

    Published Thursday, August 23, 2012

    Thomas Frank, Easy Chair columnist for Harper’s Magazine, and Bob Davis, editor of the Anniston Star, in Anniston, Ala., have been honored as opinion journalists of the year by the Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ). Founded in 1947 as the National Conference of Opinion Writers, AOJ is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the craft of

  • AOJ Foundation names Michelle Johnson as Barry Bingham Fellowship Recipient

    Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Michelle Johnson, associate professor of the practice, journalism at Boston University, is the recipient of the 2012 Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship. The award, given by the Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) Foundation, recognizes an educator’s outstanding efforts to encourage and mentor college students of color in the field of journalism. The

  • Chuck Frederick: Board of Directors Candidiate

    Published Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Chuck Frederick Editorial Page Editor • Duluth News Tribune • CFrederick@duluthnews.com After 19 years as a reporter, occasional columnist and news writer for the Duluth, Minn., News Tribune, the Daily Journal of International Falls, Minn., the Winona, Minn., Daily News and other publications, I moved to editorial writing — a dream job come true — in