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:: 2017 Fern Valentine Freedom of Expression Award ::

2017 Fern Valentine Freedom of Expression Award
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about the award:  The WJEA Fern Valentine Freedom of Expression Award is presented every year to a WJEA member who has advocated student free press rights in Washington State. The award includes a check for $500 to be spent at the adviser’s discretion, and is presented in the interest of promoting fair, accurate, responsible and uncensored journalism in Washington State.

qualifications:  The recipient of this award will be a WJEA member who has worked beyond the call of duty for student free press rights, and may have risked reputation, professional standing and/or career to advocate such rights.nomination:  An adviser may self-nominate, or may be nominated by a student or colleague. A nomination consists of a letter, email or telephone call to the committee chair (see contact information below). When the nomination deadline is passed, the committee chair will contact the nominees for more information. This additional information may include a statement written by the nominee describing the nominee’s work and risks taken in the interest of student free press rights, letters of recommendation, examples of student work, professional media coverage of controversies, etc.

submit nomination:  WJEA Headquarters PO Box 24389 Seattle WA 98124
Kathy Schrier | wjeaexecutivedirector@gmail.com | 206-979-3234

deadline:  Nominations are due on or before Feb. 15, 2017

previous recipients:
2016- Dave Riggs, Wenatchee High School
2015- no nominations, Prize donated to the Student Press Law Center

2014 – no nominations, Prize donated to the Student Press Law Center

2013 – Kevin Smyth, Emerald Ridge High School

2012 – Michael Smith, Ballard High School

2011 no nominations, Prize donated to the Student Press Law Center

2010 no nominations, Prize donated to the Student Press Law Center
2009 – Susan Holihan, Mount Si HS
2008 – Jeff Nusser, Wenatchee HS
2007 – Kathy Schrier, Washington News Council
2006 – Deb Kalina, Everett High School
2005 – Lois Gibbens, Ephrata High School
2004 – Logan Aimone, Wenatchee High School
2003 – Hilari Anderson, Renton High School

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