Cameron Duncan Media Award


2017: Jerry Large, Columnist, The Seattle Times

Jerry Large writes a column that appears each Monday and Thursday in the Local section of The Seattle Times. A New Mexico native, he has worked for newspapers in four states doing everything from emptying trash cans after school to supervising reporters. He is fascinated with human behavior. Journalism gives him a chance to explore how people interact in societies and it allows him to exercise his other pleasure, writing. His column is the latest phase of a 35-year career at The Seattle Times. 

2016: Tim Nickens, Editor of Editorials, The Tampa Bay Times 

Tim Nickens is the editor of editorials at the Tampa Bay Times. He grew up in Jeffersonville, Ind., and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in 1982. After a year at the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, he joined the Times as a reporter in 1983. He worked for the Miami Herald from 1990-1995 before returning to the Times. He was an editorial writer, political editor and assistant managing editor/metro before rejoining the editorial board in December 2004. He became editor of editorials in September 2008. 

2015: John Breunig, Editorial page editor, The (Stamford) Advocate and Greenwich Time 

John Breunig is editorial page editor and former editor of The (Stamford) Advocate and Greenwich Time newspapers in Connecticut. Breunig has written about how his county copes with the widest income gap in the nation, and works annually on his papers’ campaign to assist struggling families. He was a runner-up in 2014’s National Society of Newspaper Columnists contest, and has won several awards for 9/11 coverage. His work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Week and San Francisco Chronicle.

2014: Inez Russell Gomez, Editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican

As Editorial Page Editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican, Inez Russell Gomez has helped bring much-needed attention to the fight against poverty in Santa Fe and throughout the country. At a time when many traditional newspapers are cutting back, Inez has remained committed to covering the issues that matter most in the fight against poverty in this country, ranging from early childhood education to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to the minimum wage.


2013: Greg Kaufmann, formerly of The Nation, currently editor of

Greg Kaufmann is a Nation contributor covering poverty in America, primarily through his blog, This Week in Poverty. Through his writing he has helped increase media coverage of poverty, share new research, elevate the voices of people living in poverty and offer readers opportunities to get involved with organizations working to eradicate poverty. Melissa Harris-Perry calls Greg “one of the most consistent voices on poverty in America.”

Jeff Gerrit with Cameron Duncan 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."

Andie Dominick with Cameron Duncan Award

2011: Jay Evensen, Editorial Page Editor, Deseret News

Through his writing in Deseret News, Jay Evensen 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. Evensen's editorials, particularly about the work of Dr. Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank, helped move microfinance to the forefront of the economic discussion.

Andie Dominick with Cameron Duncan Award

2010: Andie Dominick, Editorial Page Editor, 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 to pass the strongest possible reform bill.

Diana Lee Groden with Cameron Duncan Award

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

Diana Lee Groden with Cameron Duncan Award

2008: Brenda Wilson, Science Correspondent 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.

Joe Copeland with Cameron Duncan Award

2007: The Seattle-Post Intelligencer

Joe Copeland, editorial writer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, accepted the award for the papers 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.

David Averill with Cameron Duncan Award

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.