NNA to honor young community leader with the 2015 Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award

June 11, 2015

COLUMBIA, MO—Jeremy Waltner of Freeman, SD, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s Annual Convention & Trade Show, when he will be presented with the Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award.

NNA established this award in 2007 to honor Daniel Morris “Dan” Phillips, an award-winning writer, photographer and assistant publisher of the Oxford (MS) Eagle, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 47. This award is presented to an individual 23-40 years old who is well respected in his or her community, of good reputation and integrity, provides active leadership in the newspaper industry and is active in his or her state press association and community and whose newspaper is a member of NNA.

Jeremy Waltner is news editor at the Freeman Courier in Freeman, SD.

The award will be presented at the business luncheon on Oct. 3, 2015, which will be held during NNA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Charles, MO. Waltner will be recognized in Publishers’ Auxiliary, as well.

Past Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award winners are listed at www.nnaweb.org.

Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the voice of America’s community newspapers and the largest newspaper association in the country. The nation’s community papers inform, educate and entertain nearly 150 million readers every week.

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