Jack Barry Communications Award
VPR’s Robin Turnau, President & CEO, and Lynne McCrea, Producer, All Things Considered & Reporter, accepting the 2016 Jack Barry Award on behalf of VPR and the reporters who made “The State of Recovery” come to life.
The Jack Barry Award is given each year during our annual Recovery Day to an individual or group who has effectively communicated about the value of recovery from addiction(s) and mental health conditions.
Jack Barry may well have been Vermont’s premier communicator of the 20th century. Barry proved people in recovery from mental health conditions and addiction can speak out about important issues. He did it all in Vermont radio and television communicating the importance of recovery. Barry also served in the Vermont State Senate, reminding the community people can speak out publicly for all Vermonters.
2016 Jack Barry Communications Award
Recovery Day at the State House, February 17, 2016
The 2016 award recipient was presented to the Vermont Public Radio for their superb “The State of Recovery” series during the 2016 Recovery Day at the State House. Thank you for this powerful work of journalism and story-telling.
The 2017 nomination period is now open!