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Cameron Duncan Media Award
2012: Jeff Gerritt, formerly of the Detroit Free Press, currently deputy editor of the Toledo Blade
Over the years, Jeff Gerritt developed a strong relationship with many of RESULTS’ Detroit volunteers and wrote on critical issues often overlooked. In February 2012, in support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Mr. Gerritt wrote, "The thought of hundreds of millions of people dying from preventable diseases should force this administration and other nations to act."
2011: Jay Evensen, Editorial Page Editor, Deseret News
Through his writing in Deseret News, Jay Evensen has brought much-needed attention to the issue of microfinance — the act of giving extremely small loans to small business owners in developing or poor countries to lift them out of poverty. With Deseret News’ combined print and online readership of more than 550,000, Evensen’s editorials, particularly about the work of Dr. Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank, have helped move microfinance to the forefront of the economic discussion.
2010: Andie Dominick, Editorial Writer, Des Moines Register
Andie Dominick has a proven track record of highlighting poverty issues in the U.S., particularly health care, in her editorials. Before and during the health care debate, she wrote strong editorials in support of a national health program. Once it became clear that the “Medicare for All” option was off the table, Andie pushed lawmakers in her editorials to pass the strongest possible reform bill.
2009: Times of Trenton
For nearly 20 years, the Times of Trenton has worked in partnership with RESULTS/REF activists in New Jersey to highlight issues related to ending poverty and suffering. Diana Lee Groden, Opinions Editor, accepted the award for the Times of Trenton.
2008: Brenda Wilson, Science Correspondant for National Public Radio (NPR)
Brenda Wilson is an award-winning correspondent and editor for National Public Radio. For more than a decade, she has reported on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, other infectious diseases, and public health issues. She has traveled throughout Africa and India interviewing people from all walks of life, including heads of state, international health experts, and development specialists.
2007: The Seattle-Post Intelligencer
Joe Copeland, editorial writer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, accepted the award for the paper’s outstanding reporting of issues related to poverty, both in the U.S. and globally. Joe Copeland (center) is pictured with former RESULTS/REF Executive Director Chris Naylor (left) and RESULTS Seattle group leader Bob Dickerson.
2006: David Averill, Editor, Editorial Pages, Tulsa World
David Averill has written high-caliber editorials on key RESULTS issues, both domestic and global, including the harm caused by cutting federal programs, the need to fund the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and tuberculosis. He is pictured with Scott Swearingen, RESULTS Tulsa group leader and former RESULTS/REF board member.