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Thursday, June 18, 2015
S.D. weekly's news editor wins NNA award for leadership by a young newspaper executive
Jeremy Waltner, news editor of his family's weekly Freeman Courier in southeastern South Dakota, will be honored on Oct. 3 during the National Newspaper Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show with the Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award, "given to an individual 23 to 40 years old who is well respected in his or her community, of good reputation and integrity, provides active leadership in the newspaper industry and is active in his or her state press association and community and whose newspaper is a member of NNA," the organization announced.
The award was established to honor Daniel Morris “Dan” Phillips, who was an award-winning writer, photographer and assistant publisher of the Oxford Eagle in Oxford, Miss. He died in 2005 at the age of 47.