The Southern Environmental Law Center awarded Tony Bartelme its 2021 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Award for his stories about climate change, including threats to the Santee River Delta ecosystem and a rare bird, the eastern black rail. Bartelme is a special projects reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina.
Roy Harris will have his 12th annual Pulitzer Prize preview published by Poynter.org in April. Roy retired in 2013 after a reporting and editing career at The Wall Street Journal, and later The Economist Group’s CFO Magazine. He began contributing to Poynter in 2003, and began previewing the Pulitzers for Poynter in 2009. Columbia U. Press brought out Roy’s book Pulitzer’s Gold in an updated new edition for the Pulitzer Prize centennial in 2016. www.pulitzersgold.com.
Ronny Glasner Frishman is the author of Nina Allender, Suffrage Cartoonist, With a Drawing Pencil She Helped Win the Vote for Women, a middle-grade book published in September 2020 by Bedazzled Ink Publishing Co. (available on Amazon.com and B&N.com). One of only a few female political cartoonists in the early 20th century, Allender was the “official cartoonist” of The Suffragist, the weekly newspaper of the National Woman’s Party, founded by the famous activist Alice Paul. Allender created nearly 300 cartoons on suffrage and women’s rights; her “Allender girl” was viewed as the period’s ideal of the modern female agitator. Frishman, pf Rochester, NY, wrote and edited for newspapers, magazines and other media for nearly 40 years.
Philip Lentz was recently named Director of Speechwriting for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He had an award-winning journalism career before moving into government. He was a political reporter for a number of publications, including the Philadelphia Bulletin, the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s New York Business. In politics, he served as press secretary for Paul Tsongas during his 1992 presidential campaign, and for NY Lt. Gov. Stan Lundine. He also served as a public relations executive for government agencies and New York University. As Director of Speechwriting, he oversees a five person team responsible for all of the governor’s public remarks.
Allan Gold retired from McKinsey & Company after 22 years in the firm’s editorial and publishing group. He served on the board of editors and as editor-in-chief of the McKinsey Quarterly, the firm’s flagship publication. He also edited the McKinsey quarterly website, and worked as an executive editor in the firm’s publishing group. He plans to stay in the thought leadership business on a project basis, and has also joined Chicago-based firm Leff Communication as a senior advisor.
Joe Frolik has been promoted to the newly created position of executive editor at ideastream, Northeast Ohio’s public media source. In his new role, Frolik is responsible for the planning, creation and supervision of all local news and information content produced or presented for ideastream audiences. He leads content managers and staff across all platforms and develops and maintains ideastream’s partnerships. Previously, Frolik served as ideastream’s managing producer for community affairs, and spent more than 30 years with Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer as a reporter, national correspondent and finally chief editorial writer.
Sharon Sutker McGowan was named to the Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame in November 2019. McGowan was the founding editor of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS), a nonprofit online news organization that covers the central city of Milwaukee. McGowan left NNS in February 2019 to become the Collaborations Leader for the Institute for Nonprofit News.
The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado has asked Rosenberg to launch a podcast series, Grid Talk, to explore dramatic changes in the national energy grid to accommodate surging renewables and more distributed energy sources. Listen in at https://smartgrid.gov/gridtalk/- or subscribe via your favorite podcast platform as Marty talks to thought leaders about offshore wind in Virginia, Tesla batteries in Vermont, innovations in Australia and the wild proliferation of EV charging spots in Kansas City.
Joe Robinowitz, whose career spanned 47 years with News Corp, the last 25 as Managing Editor of The New York Post, retired on April 30, 2020. During his career with News Corp, Joe served as Editor of The Boston Herald, Editor of TV Guide magazine and Vice President / General Manager of WFXT-TV, Boston. In announcing Joe’s retirement, Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp, said, “His work ethic, great judgment and skill have been crucial to The Post expanding into one of the most recognized and influential media brands in America.”
Jonathan Addleton (BSJ ’79), former US Ambassador to Mongolia and a 2017 inductee into Medill’s Hall of Achievement, has been selected as the next Rector/President of Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan. Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1864, Forman offers an American-style curriculum and has an enrollment of more than 8,000. Its alumni list includes former presidents, prime ministers, governors and academics in both India and Pakistan.