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We are honored that our public affairs program Radio Health Journal has been nominated for the Peter Lisagor Award by the Chicago Headline Club in the category of Broadcast Radio: Best Feature Reporting, for our piece Alzheimer’s From Inside. MediaTracks Vice President/Producer Reed Pence and Production Director Sean Waldron are nominated alongside our friends and fellow nominees from Rivet Radio and WBEZ: Bob Kessler, Charles Meyerson, Margaret Larkin, Linda Paul, Cate Cahan, and Ken Davis, many of whom we’ve had the pleasure to work with professionally (as well as kibbutz with socially.)
Millions of Americans will experience the slow loss of memory due to Alzheimer’s disease. But what is it like for those going through it? Journalist Greg O’Brien, author, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, describes how he hopes to provide the most detailed look yet as he progresses through early-onset Alzheimer’s.
AUDIO (about ten minutes) available on the Radio Health Journal website.
Peter Lisagor (1915–76) was Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Daily News and one of the most respected and best-known journalists in the US. Lisagor gained nationwide recognition from his syndicated column and appearances on such public-affairs broadcasts as Meet the Press and Face the Nation. In 1977, the largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, The Chicago Headline Club, established the Peter Lisagor Awards “to inspire Chicago-area journalists to follow his outstanding example and to recognize truly superior contributions to journalism.” The competition’s categories range from in-depth reporting and public service to business, commentary and feature reporting. [Wikipedia contributors, “Peter Lisagor,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia (accessed March 26, 2015).]