An announcement from the News Research Center at the Associated Press:
The staff of The Associated Press News Research Center is thrilled to announce that our director, Lynn Dombek, has been honored with a $10,000 Gramling Achievement Award for 2006, one of the most prestigious and much-coveted awards bestowed on AP employees.
Lynn was recognized for "transforming her team of researchers into an integral part of AP journalism across all platforms and departments."
The NRC team nominated Lynn ourselves, and her win is very gratifying for all of us. This recognition helps raise the visibility and perceived value of research as a news component, and honors all the hard work of the News Research Center team. Kudos have been pouring in from all around the AP, and it has been a very exciting time for all of us to suddenly be in the spotlight. Lynn says she feels lucky to have been given the opportunity to work with such an outstanding group of researchers, and that she was able to accomplish what she did only with the cooperation and hard work of the entire department.
Fame is fleeting, so we wanted to share the moment with our Newslib colleagues. We’re honored to be a part of an organization that sees so clearly the value that strong research brings to our journalism.
For more about the other recipients, and information on the Associated Press Gramling Award, see:
The AP News Research Center team members are:
Judy Ausuebel, Jennifer Farrar, Randy Herschaft, Monika Mathur, John Parsons, Julie Reed, Barbara Sambriski, Rhonda Shafner
Deputy Director -- Susan James