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Awards reflect NCEW's role.

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1. To please or satisfy: His achievement gratified his father. See Synonyms at please.

 aspects of service on the NCEW NCEW National Conference of Editorial Writers  Foundation Board for me has been the opportunity to recognize and honor those who have done, and are doing, so much to strengthen the reach of our craft among minority journalists.

NCEW has taken assertive steps in reaching working journalists through its partnerships with the National Association of Black Journalists The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), was founded in 1975 by 44 men and women in Washington, D.C. Headquartered at the University of Maryland, College Park and with 3300 members, it is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation.  in the Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells, also known as Ida B. Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931), was an African American civil rights advocate and an early women's rights advocate active in the Woman Suffrage Movement.  Award and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center in the Minority Writers Seminar.

A third initiative, awarded at each convention, honors men and women who have made significant contributions to the development of college students who aspire to aspire to
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 enter the field.

In Providence, the Foundation will present the 2003 Barry Bingham Barry Bingham may refer to:
  • Barry Bingham, Sr.
  • Barry Bingham, Jr.
 Sr. Fellowship to Rose Richard, assistant dean of Marquette University's College of Communication in Milwaukee.

The Bingham Fellowship, awarded since 1990, goes to a journalism educator committed to preparing minority students for successful careers in journalism. This fellowship is a very special acknowledgment acknowledgment, in law, formal declaration or admission by a person who executed an instrument (e.g., a will or a deed) that the instrument is his. The acknowledgment is made before a court, a notary public, or any other authorized person.  for the NCEW Foundation, in no small part because of the journalist for whom it is named.

Barry Bingham Sr. was a determined advocate, using his position as publisher of The Courier-Journal and Louisville Times to attract minority students into newspaper careers.

Rose Richard's career represents the very devotion that the Bingham Fellowship was created to honor and foster. For 21 years at Marquette, she has given of her talents and energy to mentor her "adopted kids" and nudge nudge 1  
tr.v. nudged, nudg·ing, nudg·es
1. To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.

 them toward careers in journalism.

Perhaps the most stirring affirmation of what she has accomplished in motivating and encouraging young people at Marquette for more than two decades comes from those who offered letters of nomination:

* "There were only four black males in my freshman class of about 275 in the college. I was from far away, New Jersey, at an overwhelming institution, and needed direction. Rose is very good at giving directions. But always with a warm smile--and a manner that makes you feel that you can do anything"

* "Preparing minority students for the rigors and rewards of a career in journalism has been Rose Richard's lifework life·work  
The chief or entire work of a person's lifetime.

Noun 1. lifework - the principal work of your career
calling, career, vocation - the particular occupation for which you are trained
. She trained us to be resourceful re·source·ful  
Able to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations.

re·sourceful·ly adv.
, making sure our journalistic arsenal would be ready at all times. Our targets: preparation, persistence, and preciseness. This marks my seventh year as a professional journalist. Thank you, Rose, for helping this budding journalist blossom."

* "As a longtime Milwaukee journalist, let me tell you that Rose is considered the journalistic 'momma' for a legion of young black writers and editors. In her role at Marquette, she has reached out to black students wishing to pursue journalism on a consistent basis."

The Bingham Fellowship, like the Ida B. Wells Award and the Minority Writers Seminar, constitute part of NCEW's dedication not just to improve the quality of the work its members do but also to encourage opportunities to broaden the diversity in the ranks of opinion writers.

As demonstrated by this year's Minority Writers Seminar in Nashville and the honoring of Rose Richard at Providence in September with the Bingham Fellowship, I believe NCEW members should feel a sense of pride in the fruits of their dedication.

NCEW Foundation president Tommy Denton is editorial page editor of The Roanoke Times in Virginia. He is an NCEW past president. E-mail him at tommy.denton@
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Title Annotation:NCEW Foundation: projects and programs for journalism education
Author:Denton, Tommy
Publication:The Masthead
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 22, 2003
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