The Association for Women in Communications has released its 2012 Clarion Awards winners recognizing This Week From Indian Country Today as the Best Start-Up Magazine for 2012—Publisher, Ray Halbritter. This Week From Indian Country Today, the magazine and sister publication of IndianCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com was launched on January 14, 2011.
This Week From Indian Country Today joined The Nation, Oxford American, Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Good Housekeeping as 2012 award winners.
“We at ICTMN and Oneida are honored to receive these awards, and to be in such good company,” said Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises, parent company of ICTMN. “The awards represent the growing recognition for Native media, and the growing awareness of the importance of Native issues to the world at large. Making sure the Indian story is told, and told correctly, is our primary mission, and our greatest commitment to the most important community in Indian country—our loyal and dedicated readers. As always, we are thankful for the support.”
This Week From Indian Country Today was also recognized for its “Circle of Violence” columns with the Best Magazine Series (under 100,000 circulation) award. Edited by Op Ed Editor Ray Cook, the series of opinions addressed domestic violence in Indian country and featured contributions from Harold A. Monteau, Karonienhawi Thomas, Charles Trimble, Cedric Sunray, Crystal Willcuts, Dr. Art Martinez, Gyasi Ross and Michael O. Finley, and Ruth Hopkins.
The Association for Women in Communications is “a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era,” according to its mission statement.
According to the Association website, the Clarion Awards, “named for the medieval trumpet known for its clarity, symbolize excellence in clear, concise communications.”