The winners of the 2011 Defense Media Activity Excellence in Journalism Awards Program were announced by the Department of Defense March 16. The awards program recognizes print and broadcast journalists for outstanding achievement in furthering the objectives of the Department of Defense Internal Information Program, according to the DoD’s DMA website.
Among the winners were: Defense Logistics Agency Energy public affairs team, winning first place in the Unit Magazine Format category for the Energy Source magazine. Irene Smith, Idella Fletcher, Susan Lowe, Terry Shawn and Christopher Goulait were all recognized for their contribution and production of the quarterly publication.
Also recognized by DMA were: Beth Reece, DLA public affairs, who won first place in the News Feature category by an individual for her article titled “DLA disposal team enters final stage of equipment drawdown in Iraq”; Goulait placed second in the Series category for his three-part series on social networking; and DLA public affairs members Kathleen Rhem, Beth Reece, Sara Moore, Jonathan Stack and Jacob Boyer earned second place in the Unit Website category.
The winners of the DMA program advance to compete in the Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Awards, which recognizes military and civilian employee communication professional for outstanding achievement in furthering the objectives of the DoD’s Internal Information Program.