As part of Spring Celebration, the SJMC Alumni Society Board gives its Award of Excellence to an alum with a distinguished career, either locally or nationally. In 2011, communications guru Scott Meyer received that accolade. "I know how important this award is, and it is very humbling," he said.
January 2012 Archives
Across the media landscape, SJMC grads are finding jobs in what once were considered the unlikeliest of places.
The lesson? Good journalism is good journalism. Only the medium changes.
Albert Tims, director of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication, presented Dolph C. Simons Jr., the editor and publisher of the Lawrence Journal-World and chairman of The World Company, with the 2011 Ralph D. Casey/Minnesota Award at the Inland Press Association's 126th annual meeting in Chicago on Oct. 18, 2011.
The award recognizes distinguished leadership and service in the newspaper industry. An honor that fits Simons Jr. well.