Jim Boren receives Champion of Journalism Education Award

Ed Galdrikian (left and Jim Boren (right)

The California Journalism and Media Affiliates gave Jim Boren the Champion of Journalism Education award during the NewsTrain workshop in late April at Fresno State. The award was presented to Boren by retired high school journalism educator Ed Galdrikian and recognized him for speaking at educational journalism conferences and conventions around the state and volunteering at an inner-city elementary school to help underperforming students improve their reading levels. Boren’s passion for education issues in the Fresno area is seen in the many editorials he has authored.

EEd Galdrikian (left), two-time honoree, presented the Champion of Journalism Education Award to Jim Boren (right), Institute for Journalism and Public Trust in Fresno.
Photo credit: cal-press.org | Ed Galdrikian (left), two-time honoree, presented the Champion of Journalism Education Award to Jim Boren (right), Institute for Journalism and Public Trust in Fresno.

Boren, the former executive editor of the Fresno Bee, is currently the Institute for Media and Public Trust executive director and teaches news reporting at Fresno State. While the California Journalism and Media Affiliates give awards to educators at universities, community colleges and high schools annually, the Champion of Journalism Award is only given out occasionally.

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4 thoughts on “Jim Boren receives Champion of Journalism Education Award

  1. Congratulations to Jim Boren for being honored with this rare and prestigious award! Now, if he could just teach the writer of this article which publication of which he was executive director, this would be a fitting tribute to him for all of his work in journalism! Thank you, Jim, for all of your contributions to the expression of the first amendment in this country!

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      1. Thank you. This is a fitting tribute to Jim Boren’s dedication to excellence in teaching journalism. He has been a prime example, indeed a champion, of what an academic and a professional leader in journalism should be. He has retained the integrity in journalism that is so valuable for people. We are fortunate to live in a constitutional republic which allows for free speech. Jim Boren’s actions throughout his careers have helped us to strive toward the highest levels of free expression on this free will planet. Thank you.

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  2. Congratulations, Jim! I am so pleased to have known you, when we were at Hoover High School. We all knew that you would “make it” in the field of Journalism…and I am so proud to read that your career has been one of integrity and professionalism. Well done, my old friend!

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