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Monroe’s Ken Stickney Wins ASNE Editorial Writing Award

Ken Stickney

Congratulations go to Ken Stickney, managing editor of The News-Star in Monroe, La., who won the 2008 ASNE Distinguished Writing Award for Editorial Writing.

Stickney won for a collection of editorials, including one on permits for students to carry concealed handguns on campus.

Other editorials covered topics such as: Gov. Bobby Jindal’s campaign promises, handguns, cockfighting, a senator’s downward spiral and a school board member’s residence.

To read The News-Star’s story about Ken’s award, click here.

Steve Young, a reporter at the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, S.D., was cited as a finalist in the Freedom Forum/ASNE Award for Outstanding Writing on Diversity. Young’s work examined the causes of the unusually high suicide rate on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. At the time of his reporting, that death rate was estimated to be the highest in the nation and was significantly higher than in other Native American communities across the state. ㄀

ASNE announced the awards Sunday, Feb. 22.

Last Modified: February 2009