NPPA Names Annual Honor And Recognition Award Winners

The National Press Photographers Association’s annual Honors & Recognitions were announced today by NPPA past president Michael Borland, chairman of the Honors & Recognitions Committee. Julie Jones is the recipient of the Joseph Costa Award, Melissa Lyttl

Julie Jones is the recipient of the Joseph Costa Award, Melissa Lyttle is the winner of the Clifton C. Edom Award, Mickey H. Osterreicher is this year’s winner of the Alicia Calzada First Amendment Award, and John S. Hyjek is the Jim Gordon Editor of the Year. And Michael Laughlin and Mark Wetzel will be presented with NPPA’s Humanitarian Award.  NPPA’s highest annual honor, the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award, was announced in January during a memorial service for Washington Post staff photojournalist Michel du Cille, 58, who collapsed and died December 11 in rural Liberia while covering the Ebola crisis