TPR Receives Three First Amendment Awards
Texas Public Radio's David Martin Davies was honored with three First Amendment Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter, at a dinner in Arlington on Friday, April 22.
His report on the effects of concussions on high school football players received an award in the Investigative reporting category. Davies was recognized in the Defending the Disadvantaged category for his in-depth reporting on the state’s reluctance to acknowledge the Slocum Massacre of 1910, and in the Environmental News category, Davies was awarded for his profile on Sister Elizabeth Riebschlaeger, a 78-year-old nun who drives the highways of the Eagle Ford Shale alerting authorities when she sees environmental violations.
TPR President & CEO Joyce Slocum (no relation to the news story above) said, “This recognition of David’s work is a real testament to the quality of his reporting. We are all very proud.”
On Facebook, Davies said of the awards, “They are not about me. They are important to demonstrate that TPR is providing journalism worthy of continued support.”