TMA Announces Anson Jones, MD, Award Media Winners

For Immediate Release
Aug. 30, 2011

 

 

     

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Top health care news stories and series highlight the 2011 winners in the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Anson Jones, MD, Awards for media excellence. Journalists from the panhandle to the coastal bend submitted nearly 100 entries this year. Entries covered topics ranging from the effects of federal health system reform to a child’s gift to future patients. Some of this year’s honorees are new to the Anson Jones Awards, while others have won several times before. For more than 54 years TMA has recognized quality, accurate journalism about health care and medical issues. 

Judges called the winning entries “excellent,” “informative,” “timely,” “outstanding,” “a shining example of television journalism,” and “searing,” among other accolades. One gushed, “[This entry] offers notice that in a supposedly declining newspaper age, 21st-century journalism can deliver on all counts.”

Winners receive a plaque or framed certificate, and an award of either $1,000 or $250, depending upon place.   

Visit here to see more on the winners including photos of them receiving the awards and links to the winning entries.

 

TMA 2011 Anson Jones, MD, Award Winners  

Large-Market Television

Winner

The Gift

Greg Groogan, Mark Muller

KRIV-TV, Houston

Citation of Merit (tie)

Laser for Burned Wounded Warriors

Wendy Rigby, Richard Woods

KENS-TV, San Antonio

Citation of Merit (tie)

On the front lines — How Aggie researchers are battling rabies and bio-terror one gene at a time

Leigh Frillici, Lynn Roder, Dave Westerhaus

KHOU-TV, Houston

Small-Market Television

Winner

Starting Out with Cancer

Melinda Alvarado, Nick Payne

KJTV Fox 34, Lubbock

Citation of Merit

The Incredible Cooling Blanket

Karin McCay, Samuel Ortega, Jason Cannon

KCBD-TV, Lubbock

In-Depth Television

Winner

Nicky’s Journey

Kevin Reece, Todd Rogenthien

KHOU-TV, Houston

Citation of Merit (tie)

Proton Therapy

Janet St. James, Greg T. Johnson

WFAA-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth

Citation of Merit (tie)

Hope For Aahlaya

Terri Gruca, Jarrod Wise

KVUE-TV, Austin

            

Large-Circulation Print

Winner

Blue Cross-Texas Health spat may raise patient costs

Jason Roberson

The Dallas Morning News

Citation of Merit (tie)

Genetic test offers women another weapon in fight against breast cancer

Kim Horner

The Dallas Morning News

Citation of Merit (tie)

In crisis, healing hands

Lee Hancock

The Dallas Morning News

Small-Circulation Print

Winner

Focus on the future: Couple renews vows days before her mastectomy

Rhiannon Meyers

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Citation of Merit (tie)

Love will never forget: Patients aren’t only ones who live with Alzheimers; caregivers do as well

J.R. Ortega

Victoria Advocate

Citation of Merit (tie)

13 ounces at birth: Against the odds, healthy Addison nears first birthday

Rhiannon Meyers

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Citation of Merit (tie)

Transplants help man see again

Mike Baird

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

In-Depth Print

Winner

PTSD: Private battles

David Tarrant, Sonya Hebert

The Dallas Morning News

Citation of Merit (tie)

In his care: A surgeon's story

Tim Madigan

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Citation of Merit (tie)

First, do no harm

Sue Goetinck Ambrose, Reese Dunklin, Brooks Egerton, Miles Moffeit

The Dallas Morning News

Citation of Merit (tie)

Hidden dangers: Concussions in high school sports

Brandon George, Mark Dent, Rainer Sabin

The Dallas Morning News

Radio

Winner

Heart Disease and ED

Perry Watson

KLBJ 590 News Radio, Austin

Citation of Merit

Medical Residency

Chuck Schechner

KRLD, Dallas/Fort Worth

In-Depth Radio

Winner

Texas Doctors React to Health Care Overhaul

Nathan Bernier

KUT 90.5 FM, Austin

Citation of Merit

Rebuilding the Faces of Wounded Warriors

Terry Gildea

KSTX- Texas Public Radio, San Antonio

Online/Mixed Media

Winner

No country for health care

Emily Ramshaw

The Texas Tribune, Austin

Citation of Merit

A father’s strength

Erica Rodriguez, Drew Stewart, CJ Castillo, Robert Zavala

Victoria Advocate

Physician Excellence in Reporting

Winner (tie)

“Let’s Talk About Your Health and…” Columns

M. Antonieta Gonzalez, MD

La Prensa, San Antonio

Winner (tie)

The Impact of Arthritis and a Difficult Decision — The PSA Test

Emily Hebert, MD

WFAA-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth

TMA physician leaders congratulate this year’s winners and entrants, and remind Texas health reporters in general-interest print and broadcast outlets to enter next year’s competition in January.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 45,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. TMA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the association and raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the family of medicine. 

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