The Stuttering Foundation announces its 2011 Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

“Thanks to The King’s Speech, the sheer volume of articles and interviews on stuttering made this year’s choice very difficult,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Foundation. “This film has raised awareness of stuttering beyond any level we could ever have imagined and, in turn, was the force behind all other entries.”

Category: Radio
First Place (tie):
       The Emily Rooney Show,
 WGBH in Boston, Dec. 22, 2010.
       About Our Kids, Doctor Radio Sirius XM, Feb. 11, 2011, Jess Shatkin, MD & Lori Evans, PhD, Program Hosts; Melanie Kron, Producer; Emily Anton, Sound Engineer; and Maurice Tunick, Senior Director Talk Programming.

Category: Wire Services
       First Place: Lindsey Tanner
 of the Associated Press, Feb. 4, 2011, “King’s Speech earns praise from kids who stutter.”
     Second Place: Victoria Ahearn of the Canadian Press, Dec. 9, 2010, article titled “Experts on Stuttering Praise The King’s Speech for Highlighting Condition”

Category: Editorial
       First Place:
 Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn., for an editorial on Dec. 28, 2010, titled “A Clear Message.” The Commercial Appeal also gave exceptional coverage to the Stuttering Foundation during the year with outstanding articles by Lesley Young and Toby Sells, whose article ran on the paper’s front page.

Category: National  Daily Newspaper Article
       First Place: Mary Brophy Marcus
 of USA Today for her Nov. 28, 2010, article “Stuttering: A Constant Struggle to Get the Words Out.”

Category: Daily Newspaper Article
       First Place: Lindy Washburn
 of The Record for her Dec. 2, 2010, article “Therapists praise new movie for raising awareness of stuttering.”
       Second Place: Jim Fussell of the Kansas City Star for his Dec. 23, 2010, article, “The King’s Speech puts stuttering in the spotlight.”

Category: Magazine Articles
       First Place: Tim Appelo
 of the Hollywood Reporter for his Jan. 25, 2011, article titled “King’s Speech Wins 13th Honor: Stuttering Foundation Gives It ‘A Hero’s Welcome.’”
       Second Place: Lynn Allison for “Six Ways to Help Kids Stop Stuttering” in the March 28, 2011, issue of Globe Magazine.

Category: Syndicated Columnists
First Place: Dr. Peter Gott
 for his national column on April 10, 2011.

Category: Local Television News
First Place (tie):
      Ali Gorman
 of WPVI TV, Philadelphia, Pa., for a Dec. 13, 2010, interview with Joe Donaher of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
     Alex Coleman and Marybeth Conley of WREG TV, Memphis, Tenn., interview with Jane Fraser on Feb. 9, 2011.

Category: National Television News
       First Place: 60 Minutes
 of CBS News for an interview with wildlife conservationist Alan Rabinowitz.

Category: Internet Blog
       First Place: Elizabeth Landau
 of CNN for her Feb. 28, 2011 article, “The King’s Speech a victory for stutterers.”
  Second Place: Ian Thornton of for his Feb. 28, 2011, post “George Slays His Dragon.”
       Third Place: Kenneth J. Staub for his posting on ASHAsphere ( His blogs focused on raising stuttering awareness through a review of The King’s Speech.

Category: Website
       First Place: Ninette Sosa
 of CNN aired an interview with Jane Fraser during numerous radio broadcasts.
       “Each entry successfully enhanced the public’s understanding of stuttering,” said Fraser.

-From the Fall 2011 Newsletter