Racine editor wins 1st Shadid ethics award

Published On: Mar 27 2012 08:20:49 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 27 2012 08:21:09 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Editor Steve Lovejoy of The Journal Times in Racine is the winner of the first Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics.

The Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the award Monday. It's named after New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, a 1990 UW-Madison graduate who died last month of an apparent asthma attack while on assignment in Syria.

Lovejoy has been editor of The Journal Times since 2007. He also has served as opinion page editor and news editor.

The award previously was known as the Wisconsin Commitment to Journalism Ethics. It will be presented to Lovejoy during a tribute to Shadid on April 13 at the fourth annual Journalism Ethics Conference, sponsored by the Center for Journalism Ethics.