The Tulsa Press Club created the Newsies Awards several years ago to celebrate local journalists and support the organization’s mission to promote journalism in the Tulsa area through programming, scholarships and a clubhouse.
The Newsies recognizes Tulsa’s favorite journalists across several news and information platforms. Categories include nominees from print, television, radio and online platforms. Nominees are chosen by the public in an open survey and voted on by members of the Tulsa Press Club.
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Tulsa Media Icon
The Tulsa Press Club has named Tulsa World Executive Editor Susan Ellerbach its 2018 Tulsa Press Club Media Icon. Ellerbach will be honored at the Tulsa Press Club on Aug. 3 at the organization’s annual Newsies event. A reception for Ellerbach begins at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. The Tulsa Media Icon award is bestowed annually to a local journalist who consistently exemplifies the highest quality and commitment to journalism and journalistic ethics.
Ellerbach has held the position of executive editor since 2014 when she became the first woman to lead the Tulsa World newsroom in its more than 100 year history. A Kansas native, Ellerbach worked for smaller newspapers in Kansas and Oklahoma before joining the Tulsa World in 1985 as a business reporter. In the 33 years since, she’s covered real estate, energy, politics and everything in between. Prior to being named executive editor, Ellerbach held the positions of business editor, Sunday editor and managing editor.
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