Iowa Editorial Writer Receives Cameron Duncan Media Award for Work on Domestic Issues

July 14, 2010
by Joss Linn

Yesterday, Des Moines Register editorial writer Andie Dominick formally received this year’s Cameron Duncan Media Award from RESULTS. The award is given each year to a reporter or editorialist who has produced outstanding work in the past year on issues of poverty in the media. The choice of Andie to receive the award was announced at the RESULTS International Conference, but due to scheduling she was not able to accept it in person. Yesterday, RESULTS Domestic Outreach Organizer Jos Linn presented her the award in Des Moines, IA.

Andie’s work at the Register has been exemplary. She has been an editorial writer there for nine years and has a proven track record for highlighting specific issues of domestic poverty, particularly health care. Before and during the health care debate, she wrote strong editorials in support of a national health program , a.k.a single-payer health care. However, once it became clear that this “Medicare-for-All” option was off the table, Andie pushed lawmakers in her editorials to pass the strongest possible reform bill, including one with a public health insurance option. Like many Americans, Andie and the Register were not pleased with all aspects of the final reform bill. However, in the end the paper supported passage of the bill as a significant step forward. She has continued to advocate for improvements to the bill and other health care programs. In addition, she has also highlighted issues related to child care, education, the elderly, and the environment.

Upon receiving the award, Andie wrote “Thank you so much for this year’s Cameron Duncan Media Award. It is an honor to be recognized by an organization that cares so much and works so hard to improve the lives of people all over the world. We share an interest in ensuring all Americans have access to health care and have been a part of this country making great strides toward that goal the past year. Thanks for recognizing my work and for the work you do as well.”

RESULTS again congratulates Andie on receiving the award and her invaluable work in bringing critical issues of poverty to the fore in the media.

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