For Immediate Release
Contact: Greg Wilson
(571) 239-7474  

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2015) — For the 24th consecutive year, the Stuttering Foundation,, announces it will recognize journalists for excellence in reporting that furthers the understanding of this complex disorder.

“We are happy to announce these awards to further public awareness of stuttering,” said Jane Fraser, president of the charity. “Media coverage has grown substantially in volume and sensitivity in recent years. We want to continue to recognize outstanding reporting.”

The 24th annual Stuttering Foundation Awards will be given to journalists in three categories: print (books, newspapers, and magazines), electronic media (radio, TV, and streaming video), and Internet (Web sites, blogs, and electronic publications). The awards will recognize news stories that:

• Advanced the public’s understanding of stuttering;
• Introduced information on stuttering to a significant new audience.

Journalists are invited to submit copies, DVDs, and printed Web/blog pages of their news items to the Stuttering Foundation, P.O. Box 11749, Memphis, TN 38111-0749. Submissions may also be e-mailed to All entries must have been published or aired between Jan. 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015. All entries must be received by Oct. 1, 2015. There is no charge to enter this competition. For more information, call 901-761-0343.

The winners will be announced during International Stuttering Awareness Day, Oct. 22, 2015.

The nonprofit Stuttering Foundation has provided help to those who stutter since 1947. For more information, call 800-993-9392 or visit


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, London.

About the Stuttering 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 on its Website,, including services, referrals and support to people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.

Editors: Click here to read more about how Malcolm Fraser overcame many obstacles to make a difference in the lives of those who stutter.

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