Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large wins awards for reporting on poverty

For Immediate Release — Jul. 23, 2017
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

Washington, DC — RESULTS is pleased to announce that Jerry Large of The Seattle Times has won the 2017 Cameron Duncan Media Award.

RESULTS gives this award annually to a journalist who demonstrates outstanding reporting on issues related to poverty. The award is named in honor of Cameron Duncan, a former associate executive director of RESULTS who devoted his life to fighting poverty.

Large, a columnist at The Seattle Times, accepted the award during a ceremony on Sunday, July 23 at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC. A New Mexico native, he has worked at The Seattle Times in a variety of reporting and editorial roles since 1981. His columns, which appear every Monday and Thursday, focus on a wide range of issues, including race, inequality, social justice, and poverty.

“We are so fortunate to have Jerry as a prominent local voice,” said Willie Dickerson, a RESULTS advocate who nominated him for this award. “He uses his column to bring attention to issues that are often overlooked.”

RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter agreed, calling Large’s work “exceptional.”

“In his column, Jerry thoughtfully explores the way inequality and poverty are interwoven with so many other crucial issues, both in the United States and around the world,” she said. “We are thrilled that we could honor him with this award.”

Previous winners of the Cameron Duncan Media Award include:

  • Tim Nickens, Editor of Editorials at The Tampa Bay Times
  • John Breunig, Editorial Page Editor at The Stamford Advocate
  • Inez Russell Gomez, Editorial Page Editor of The Santa Fe New Mexican
  • Greg Kaufmann, Editor of Talk Poverty and formerly a contributor to The Nation

See a full list of honorees here.

RESULTS supports a movement of passionate, committed everyday people using their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Volunteers and staff multiply their impact through the enormous power of advocacy.

Our movement of volunteers is backed by a staff of researchers, policy analysts, and legislative and media experts. Our shared goal is the end of poverty. We have affiliates and partners across five continents, and a network of volunteers in all 50 states and worldwide. We’re a non-partisan advocacy group comprised of RESULTS Educational Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, and RESULTS, a nonprofit 501(c)4 grassroots lobbying organization.

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