Gazette wins one honor, will receive another 

Jeffri-Lynn Dyer (pictured), the Gazette’s associate publisher, won a 2011 Oklahoma Media Network STAR Award in the Print Sales Manager category. Dyer is executive vice president at Tierra Media Group, which also publishes OKCBiz magazine and the weekly newspaper Eastword. 

The Oklahoma Media Network, a chapter of Alliance for Women in Media, held the awards Oct. 10 at Remington Park.

Two other finalists were honored from Tierra Media Group: Rob Collins, Gazette editor-in-chief, was nominated in the Print Editor category. Christy Duane, senior account manager, was a nominee for Print Account Executive.

OH, THE HUMANITIES!
On the same day, it was announced that in March 2012, the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) will honor Oklahoma Gazette with a Community Spirit Award at the Oklahoma History Center.

The Gazette will receive the accolade for its years of supporting cultural programming across the state. According to OHC, the Gazette provides valuable advertising space to nonprofits seeking to promote their events, regularly publishes a calendar of free events, and features content that increases the public’s understanding of the humanities

“Under our mission to engage people with the humanities, it is fitting that we honor the people and organizations that are keeping culture — and our understanding of it — alive,” OHC Executive Director Ann Thompson said in a press release. “The work they do is often behind-the-scenes, so we’re happy to host this event to thank them for all the ways that make life and culture in Oklahoma more meaningful.”

The OHC is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities — disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism and philosophy.

The Gazette’s mission is to:
• analyze those elements which affect the quality of life in Central Oklahoma;
• stimulate thought and participation with information and opinion on entertainment opportunities and social needs;
• expose conditions and actions that detract from our quality of life; and
• recognize those individuals and actions that deserve commendation within the community.

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