Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Executive Director Lucy A. Dalglish is the recipient of the 2011 W.M. Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award presented by the National Press Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Dalglish was cited by the NPF for her leadership of the Reporters Committee’s efforts for open access to government and legal defense of reporters. The award will be presented along with others at the NPF annual dinner March 7, 2012. For more information about the awards, see http://nationalpress.org/blogs/newsbag/npf-announces-2011-awards-for-accomplishment.
“Lucy Dalglish’s work with the Reporters Committee benefits the entire profession and makes an important contribution to a free press,” the judges said.
The NPF judges were Austin Kiplinger and Knight Kiplinger, respectively, chairman and editor-in-chief of the Kiplinger Washington Editors; Chuck Lewis, senior editor for Hearst; Mike Tackett, Washington bureau chief for Bloomberg News and Clark Hoyt, editor at large, Bloomberg News.
Dalglish has been executive director of the Reporters Committee since 2000. She previously was a trial lawyer at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis, and before that she was a reporter and editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Dalglish earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Dakota, her master’s in law from Yale Law School, and a law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. She is a frequent speaker at journalism and media law conferences and professional development seminars nationwide.
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