Friday, October 08, 2010

FLORIDA TODAY Editorial Page Editor Wins Coveted Kolcum Award

Our congratulations go out to FLORIDA TODAY Editorial Page Editor John Glisch and Tracy Yates of United Space Alliance.

The National Space Club Florida Committee this week announced the two are this year's winners of the prestigious Harry Kolcum News and Communications Award.

The award is bestowed each year to recognize area representatives of the news media and communications professions for excellence in their ability to communicate "the space story" along Florida's Space Coast and throughout the world.

Glisch is the first editorial page editor to win the award, which is named in honor of Harry Kolcum, the former managing editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Kolcum was Cape Canaveral bureau chief for the magazine from 1980 to 1993 prior to his death in 1994. Kolcum was a founding member of the National Space Florida Committee.

Yates is the prime public affairs official at Kennedy Space Center for United Space Alliance, the prime shuttle fleet operator.

Nominees for the award must be either:

++ A professional member of the news media who regularly covered space and launch operations in Florida for print, radio, television or online media organization.

++ A public affairs professional who spoke on behalf of a corporate, government, or military organization involved with launch or mission operations in Florida.

The nominee must have facilitated and/or communicated the story of space to the general public within the state of Florida, as well as throughout the nation and the world, and must have been primarily based in Florida.

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