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A big congratulations goes out to KFOR/KAUT-TV Photojournalist Shauna Jackson as she wins the National Press Photographers Foundation’s 2014 Gordon Yoder Award.Jackson_Shauna

This prestigious honor allows Jackson to attend the NPPA News Video Workshop this month in Norman.

“We’re absolutely thrilled!  This award exemplifies Shauna’s determination to deliver compelling storytelling” said Carlton Houston, KFOR/KAUT-TV News Director.  “And this is reflective of our team of photojournalists who go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis.”

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According to NPPA, the News Video Workshop builds the fundamental skills needed to tell strong, clear, and compelling video news stories. A week of intense learning and powerful critiques enhance gathering, editing, writing, and presenting stories.

The award means Jackson earns a $1,000 scholarship to attend the workshop.

NPPA Sprague Award-winner G. Gordon Yoder was a combat correspondent and photographer in Korea and a network photojournalist covering news, including the civil rights movement in 1950s and 1960s. He designed and manufactured the innovative 16mm Yoder Sound Camera, which became an industry standard for television stations and networks.