Foundation Salutes Press for Focus on Stuttering

For Immediate Release
Greg Wilson
571-239-7474
 
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2015) - The Stuttering Foundation,  www.StutteringHelp.org, announced the winners of its 2015 Awards for Excellence in Journalism today in celebration of International Stuttering Awareness Day.
 
"Journalists are an important part of our effort to spread the word about stuttering," said Jane Fraser, president of the nonprofit Foundation. "This year, we are honoring a number of outstanding writers whose work has a lasting impact on the stuttering community."
 
The 2015 awardees are:
 
Podcast/Streaming Video
First Place: Amy Matthews of Forces.TV for her report, My War with Words.
 
Newspapers/Magazines
First Place: Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press for his column, Donavon Clark's Story of Stutter Heard Loud and Clear.
Second Place: Allie Freedman of the Baltimore Jewish Times for the article, Beyond the Stutter.
Third Place: Leslie Ruse of the Daily Record for the article titled,Morristown Woman Helps Kids Find Their Words.
 
Internet Blog/Website/E-publications
First Place: Issac Bailey of MyrtleBeachOnline.com for his blog titled A Black Man and A White Boy, Bound by Speaking Disorder
Second Place: Amy Wang of OregonLive.com for her article titled When Your Toddler Stutters: What to Know, When to Worry
Third Place: Dom Cosentino of NJ.com for his column, Jets Cornerback Ellis Langster Opens Up About His Stuttering
 
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Foundation Spokesperson Jane Fraser
Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation and co-author of If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents, 8th edition. She is also vice president of the Action for Stammering Children, Michael Palin Centre in London. 
 
About the Foundation
 Malcolm Fraser, a successful businessman and stutterer, established and endowed the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947. The Stuttering Foundation provides a toll-free helpline, 800-992-9392, and free online resources at www.StutteringHelp.org, including services, referrals and support to people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.   
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