BDPA recognizes WRTV6, TheIndyChannel, for their outstanding achievements in electronic journalism and receiving top honors from the Indiana Associated Press, the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists, and the Indiana Broadcaster Association’s Station of the Year Award.
“Recognized for their distinction in ethics and journalistic principles, continuous commitment to community good, and leadership that honors accuracy and innovation in reporting, we are honored to present this most distinguished award,” said Dr. Craig Brown, National BDPA president. “Additionally, BDPA is privileged to present our prestigious 2014 BDPA Eminence Award to Emmy-nominated reporter and Emmy-nominated host of "Indianapolis This Week, Ms. Ericka Flye,” he added.
Founded in 1975, BDPA is the largest African American information technology association in the U.S. It is also the largest national non-profit organization continually involved in training students underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education across the country. BDPA continues to bridge the digital divide by providing career growth opportunities for its members with its programs, scholarships and services on a local, regional and national level.
“BDPA would like to honor General Manager Larry Blackerby for his continued excellence in support of WRTV6. The IndyChannel has over 65 years in broadcasting history and won the 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award,” stated Pamela Sexton, National BDPA vice president.
Press registration is at www.bdpa.org/?Pressregistration and on-site registration will be available. Free lunch and parking will be provided. For more information, please contact Brenda Parker on (240) 421-2765.