2021 Texas Veterans Commission Excellence in Media Awards Winners
NEWS/TV CATEGORY: Erika Fernandez, KBTX – Bryan for “Local Veteran Fighting for Benefits for Family After Agent Orange Exposure”
PRINT CATEGORY: Autumn Owens, Weatherford Democrat for “Veteran Organizations Discuss Hardships, Resources Amid COVID-19″
RADIO CATEGORY: Carson Frame, Texas Public Radio – San Antonio for “The VA is Relying More on Virtual Appointments, But Some Veterans Say the App Has Problems”
PHOTOJOURNALISM CATEGORY: Lance Winter, San Marcos Daily Record for “Homecoming” (Click on title to view winning photo)
Each year the Texas Veterans Commission presents its Excellence in Media awards to recognize works in media published or presented during the preceding year that have been exemplary in researching, reporting, writing and/or production to foster public understanding on veterans’ issues. Awards seek to recognize publications and programs that meet one or more of these objectives:
- Educate the public about the issues affecting veterans in Texas and/or their families;
- Encourage public support for veterans’ programs or inform the public about current veterans’ program.