The Ruderman Family Foundation has created a set of awards for journalists reporting on disability-related issues. The Ruderman Foundation Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability will recognize work broadcast by larger English-language media outlets.
Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Foundation, says inclusion and understanding of all people is essential to a fair and flourishing society. “We hope that this award will change the landscape of journalism so that reporters will portray people with disabilities as active and contributing members of society.” The Ruderman Foundation is a philanthropic foundation that supports dozens of groups in support of people with disabilities. The foundation operates in America and in Israel.
The National Center for Disability and Journalism (NCDJ), part of Arizona State University will administer the awards. Entries for the Ruderman Family Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability are now being accepted.
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