September 10th, 2017 | #EIJ17, #Lynn Walsh, #SPJ, #SPJ Awards, #grace rauh, #mayor de blasio, #new york city, #ny1, #nyc, #spectrum news, #sunshine awards
Grace Rauh Wins SPJ’s Sunshine Award for Outstanding Reporting on Government Accountability
The Society of Professional Journalists held its closing dinner at the Excellence in Journalism with a strong statement defending journalism. Grace Rauh, a political reporter at Spectrum News NY1 won the Sunshine Award for her investigative reports on New York City mayor Bill de Blasio. Grace Rauh is the lead plaintiff in an ongoing lawsuit titled Rauh v. de Blasio nicknamed 'Agents of the City'.
New Society of Professional Journalists President Rebecca Baker told Society of Professional Journalist members that they are "stronger together."
“…As an officer of the Society, I hereby promise to uphold its ideals. I pledge myself to do all in my power, to perform faithfully the duties assigned to me, and to serve fellow journalists, whether of the Society or not. And so endeavor to enrich the profession with the ideals of the Society of Professional Journalists. This I promise and pleasure myself to perform.”
And with those words, Lynn Walsh of Columbus, Ohio, was crowned the new president of the Society of Professional Journalists. Continue reading