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  • Press Release
    February 06, 2015

    State Bar Recognizes Broadcast Journalists with Golden Gavel Awards

    Madison, WI – The State Bar of Wisconsin applauds the recipients of the 2014 Golden Gavel Awards for their important contributions to the public’s understanding of our system of law and justice. The winners in the Broadcast Media/Television and Radio categories of the competition are being recognized at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Summer Conference in the Wisconsin Dells on June 18.

    This year’s Golden Gavel Broadcast Media/Television winner is:

    Robert Hornacek, Reporter
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    This year’s Golden Gavel Broadcast Media/Radio winners are:

    Mike Simonson, Reporter
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    Andrea GageFor more information contact Attorney Andrea Gage, public relations coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin. She can be reached at org agage wisbar wisbar agage org, or by phone at (608) 250-6025.

    “Journalists play a crucial role in helping the public understand the justice system and appreciate our system of law,” said Attorney Megan McDermott, chair of the State Bar’s Media Law Subcommittee. “Winners of the Gavel Award have exemplified excellence in reporting, by going beyond the headlines to thoroughly explain tough subjects to their readers in an accurate and compelling manner. On behalf of the legal profession, we thank these journalists for a job well done.”

    The State Bar of Wisconsin created the Golden Gavel Awards competition in 1985. Visit the State Bar’s Newsroom or email to learn more.​​


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