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The Awards & Honors Committee oversees most of the Society's awards, which are dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement in journalism. Any changes in guidelines, judging criteria, categories or eligibility are reviewed by this committee.


Awards & Honors Committee Chair

Andrew Seaman
Bio (click to expand) Andrew is a medical journalist for Reuters Health in New York. Before coming to Reuters Health, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow at Reuters’s Washington, D.C. bureau, where he covered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

In 2011, Andrew graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied investigative journalism as a Stabile Fellow and was named “Student of the Year.” Andrew also graduated with his B.A. from Wilkes University in 2011.

He’s won numerous awards throughout his short career, including being named a 2010 Tom Bigler Scholar for ethical standards in journalism, the 2009 Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award, the 2009 and the Arthur H. Barlow National Student Journalist of the Year Award.
Awards Committee Members

Rebecca Baker
Staff Writer
The Journal News
914-694-5064
E-mail

Jay Evensen
Editorial Page Editor
The Deseret News
801-237-2185
E-mail

Sue Kopen Katcef
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
University of Maryland
301-405-7526
E-mail

Mark Lodato, vice chair
News Director & Professor of Practice
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Arizona State University
602-496-9415
E-mail

Lisa L. Rollins, Ph.D.
Assistant professor of journalism
Ashford University
E-mail

Andy Schotz
Assistant managing editor
The Gazette newspapers
Gaithersburg, Md.
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