The Maine Press Association inducted four journalists into the MPA Hall of Fame. The 1999 inductees are Harry Foote, owner and editor of the weekly American Journal in Westbrook for 35 years; the late Gene Letourneau, who for 51 years wrote his “”Sportsman Say”” outdoors column seven times a week for Guy Gannett newspapers; and Henry and Eula Shorey, owners and publishers of The Bridgton News, the weekly newspaper the Shoreys have run since the death of Henry’s father in 1952.

By: Jamie Santo (Editor & Publisher Web Site: http://www.mediainfo.com) [Caption](copyright: Editor & Publisher October 16, 1999) [Caption]

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The Missouri School of Journalism announced the winners of the 1999 Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards. The Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Program (formerly known as Penney-Missouri) honors newspapers, editors, and writers nationwide for outstanding lifestyle journalism. Winners were chosen from among nearly 1600 entries in 15 categories. Honorees in the reporting category include Laura Saari, of The Orange County (Calif.) Register, who received the Paul L. Myhre Single Story award for her story, “”Motel Children,”” and John Dougherty and David Holthouse, of the New Times in Phoenix, who received the Paul L. Myhre Series/Special Section award for their investigative work, “”Bordering on Exploitation.””

By: Jamie Santo This year’s Batten Medal was presented to Regina Brett, columnist and reporter for the Akron (Ohio) Beacon

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