Yankee Quill Award

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The Yankee Quill Award is a regional American journalism award that recognizes a lifetime contribution toward excellence in journalism in New England. The award is bestowed annually by the Academy of New England Journalists, and administered by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. It is considered the highest individual honor awarded by fellow journalists in the region.

Recent recipients[edit]

2008[1]
2007[2]
2006[3]

1992

Here is the list of winners from 1960 through 2009:

1960
  • George F. Booth, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Sevellon Brown, Providence Journal-Bulletin
  • Minnie Ryan Dwight, Holyoke Transcript-Telegram
  • James B. Morgan, Boston Globe
  • Norris G. Osborn, New Haven Courier-Journal
1961
Herbert Brucker, Hartford Courant
Erwin D. Canham, Christian Science Monitor
  • Waldo L. Cook, Springfield Republican
Henry Beetle Hough, Vineyard Gazette
  • Arthur G. Staples, Lewiston Journal
1962
David Brickman, Medford Mercury/Malden News
  • Guy P. Gannett, Guy P. Gannett Newspapers
James M. Langley, Concord Monitor
William J. Pape, Waterbury Republican and American
David Patten, Providence Journal-Bulletin
1963
Paul S. Deland, Christian Science Monitor
Louis M. Lyons, Nieman Foundation
Henry W. Minott, United Press International
1964
John R. Herbert, Quincy Patriot Ledger
Leslie Moore, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Laurence L. Winship, Boston Globe
1965
Gordon N. Converse, Christian Science Monitor
  • Rudolph F. Elie, Boston Herald-Traveler
Francis R. Murphy, Associated Press
1966
Thomas K. Brinkley, Fall River Herald-News
William Dwight, Holyoke Transcript-Telegram
Edward A. Weeks, Atlantic Monthly
1967
Charles E. Gallagher, Lynn Item
Lawrence K. Miller, Berkshire Eagle
John R. Reitemeyer, Hartford Courant
1968
Arch M. MacDonald, WBZ-TV
Michael J. Ogden, Providence Journal-Bulletin
Forest W. Seymour, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
1969
Harry Bryant Center, Boston University
Alexander J. Haviland, Boston Globe
Edgar M. Mills, Christian Science Monitor
1970
C. Edward Holland, Boston Record-American
  • Charles J. Lewin, New Bedford Standard-Times
David M. White, Boston University
1971
Barnard L. Colby, The Day
J. Edward DeCourcy, Newport Argus-Champion
Francis E. Whitmarsh, WBZ-TV
1972
Thomas J. Murphy, Waltham News-Tribune
Thomas Winship, Boston Globe
1973
John N. Cole, Maine Times
Thomas W. Gerber, Concord Monitor
Abraham A. Michaelson, Berkshire Eagle
1974
Robert C. Achorn, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Bob Eddy, Hartford Courant
Kingsley R. Fall, Berkshire Eagle
1975
Robert J. Leeney, New Haven Register and Journal-Courier
G. Prescott Low, Quincy Patriot Ledger
William L. Plante, Essex County Newspapers
J. Russell Wiggins, Ellsworth American
1976
Joseph L. Doherty, Boston Globe
Loren F. Ghiglione, Southbridge Evening News
Elliot Norton, Boston Herald-American
1977
John Hughes, Christian Science Monitor
Cornelius F. Hurley, Associated Press
John B. Hynes, WCVB-TV
Marjorie Mills, Boston Herald
1978
Dwight E. Sargent, Boston Herald-American
George A. Speers, Northeastern University
Charles L. Whipple, Boston Globe
1979
Everett S. Allen, New Bedford Standard-Times
Judith Brown, New Britain Herald
Ernest W. Chard, Portland Press Herald
Philip Weld, Essex County Newspapers
1980
John C.A. Watkins, Providence Journal-Bulletin
William J. Clew, Hartford Courant
1981
  • Alton H. Blackington, Boston Herald/WBZ
Richard C. Garvey, Springfield Daily News
Donald Murray, University of New Hampshire
W. Davis Taylor, Boston Globe
1982
George B. Merry, Christian Science Monitor
Richard C. Steele, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
1983
Stephen A. Collins, Danbury News-Times
Robert H. Estabrook, Lakeville Journal
Brooks W. Hamilton, University of Maine
1984
John C. Quinn, USA Today
Kenneth J. Botty, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Deane C. Avery, The Day
1985
Leonard J. Cohen, Providence Journal-Bulletin
George Esper, Associated Press
Sidney B. McKeen, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
George W. Wilson, Concord Monitor
1986
Roger Allen, WRKO
  • Stanton J. Berens, United Press International
Raymond A. Brighton, Portsmouth Herald
K. Prescott Low, Quincy Patriot Ledger
1987
John S. Driscoll, Boston Globe
James D. Ewing, Keene Sentinel
James Thistle, Boston University
1988
William B. Ketter, Quincy Patriot Ledger
James Ragsdale, New Bedford Standard-Times
Daniel Warner, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune
1989
Irving Kravsow, Hartford Courant
Caryl Rivers, Boston University
James V. Wyman, Providence Journal-Bulletin
1990
Carmen Fields, WGBH-TV
Charles McCorkle Hauser, Providence Journal-Bulletin
Carter H. White, Meriden Record-Journal
1991
No awards presented
1992
Edward S. Bell, Associated Press
Arnold S. Friedman, Springfield Newspapers
Warren F. Gardner, Meriden Record-Journal
1993
Betty J. Brighton, Portsmouth Herald
Bernard Caughey, Quincy Patriot Ledger
  • Robert W. Mitchell, Rutland Herald
Hugh Mulligan, Associated Press
John P. Reilly, The Norwalk Hour
1994
Steve Riley, Guy Gannett Publishing Co.
Norman Runnion, Brattleboro Reformer
David Starr, Springfield Newspapers
William O. Taylor, Boston Globe
1995
Leonard I. Levin, Providence Journal-Bulletin
Reid MacCluggage, The Day
Kathie Neff Ragsdale, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune
Bernard S. Redmont, Boston University
1996
Katherine Fanning, Christian Science Monitor
Stan Grossfeld, Boston Globe
Kenneth E. Grube, The Day
1997
Natalie Jacobson, WCVB-TV
C. Michael Pride, Concord Monitor
Matthew Storin, Boston Globe
1998
William Breisky, Cape Cod Times
Michael Short, Associated Press
Rod Doherty, Foster’s Daily Democrat
  • Irving Rogers Jr., Lawrence Eagle Tribune

1999

  • William J. Pape II, Waterbury Republican-American
  • Morley L. Piper, New England Newspaper Association
  • John F. Henning, WBZ-TV
  • Linda Lotridge Levin, University of Rhode Island
2000
Elizabeth S. Ellis, Journal-Inquirer
Sarah-Ann Shaw, WBZ-TV
David Nyhan, Boston Globe
Robert Foster, Foster’s Daily Democrat
2001
Philip Balboni, New England Cable News
Thomas Kearney, The Keene Sentinel
Morgan McGinley, The Day
Alan Lupo, Boston Globe
2002
Patrick J. Purcell, Boston Herald/Community Newspaper Co.
Joseph W. McQuaid, Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News
Clark Booth, WCVB-TV
Ken Hartnett, New Bedford Standard-Times
2003
Paul LaCamera, WCVB-TV
Stephen A. Kurkjian, Boston Globe
James H. Smith, Record-Journal
Harry T. Whitin, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
2004
  • Benjamin Edes, Boston Gazette
Elaine N. Hooker, Associated Press
Jonathan F. Kellogg, Republican-American
Joel P. Rawson, Providence Journal
R.D. Sahl, New England Cable News
2005
John Burke, Boston Globe
George Geers, New England Newspaper Association
Thomas Heslin, Providence Journal
Emily Rooney, WGBH-TV
George Stone, The Day
  • Isaiah Thomas, Worcester Gazette
2006
Gary Lapierre, WBZ
David Offer, Kennebec Journal
Chris Powell, Manchester Journal Inquirer
Walter Robinson, Boston Globe
William Lloyd Garrison
2007
Michael Donoghue, Burlington Free Press
Larry McDermott, The Republican, Springfield
Eileen McNamara, The Boston Globe
Jim Taricani, WJAR, Providence
Barbara Walsh, Portland Press Herald
2008
Nelson Benton, Salem, Mass., News
John Howe, The Citizen, Laconia, N.H.
Al Larkin, The Boston Globe.
2009
James Campanini, The Sun, Lowell, Mass.
James Foudy, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Mass.
Sam Fleming, WBUR radio, Boston
George Krimsky, AP, Center for Foreign Journalists, and the Republican-American newspapers, Waterbury, Conn.
  • Elected posthumously

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