Backstory on SPJ’s decision to end lifetime achievement award named for Helen Thomas

SPJ Executive Director Joe Skeel has written a first-person piece for the SPJ Works blog about what transpired in the SPJ board’s recent decision to retire the Society’s annual lifetime achievement award named for remove Helen Thomas, a move that has brought about strong reactions from both sides.

(Photo of Helen Thomas originally from U.S. News and World Report, donated to the Library of Congress, rights deeded to the public, used via WikiCommons.)