Miami – Alejandro Aguirre, currently in the senior management of the Spanish language newspaper Diario Las Americas and immediate past president of the Inter-American. Press Association (Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa) was named “journalist of the year” with a Good News award during the 25TH Annual Imprint awards luncheon sponsored by the South Florida International Press Club (SFIPC) this past weekend.
Aguirre -- last year – represented more than 1200 newspapers and media companies whose basic mission is defense of free speech in the hemisphere.
“The Good News Award” is presented annually to an outstanding journalist. Among previous recipients have been Jim Morin, Edwin Pope -- both from the Miami Herald – as well as broadcast journalists Ralph Renick, Michael Putney, Ike Seamons, Molly Turner, Ann Bishop and –ten years ago – Aguirre’s father, Dr. Horacio Aguirre, founder of Diario Las Americas.
It is the first time a father and son have won the award.
In addition, the SFIPC each year presents its Community Service Awards.
This year’s recipients are:
ALBERTO CARVAHLO, MIAMI-DADE COUTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
VERONICA FUCHS, Miami, President, LEADING LADIES
BETH HOLLAND, Fort Lauderdale, PRESIDENT OF SYMPHONY OF AMERICASCLARKE P. MAHER, MIAMI DADE POLICE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION.(past president))
NAOMI PREVER,Boca Raton, PRESIDENT, PAP CORPS FOR CANCER RESEARCH , UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
STEVE ROTHAUS, Miami, MIAMI HERALD,
BARBARA STEIN, Coral Gables, ACTORS’ PLAYHOUSE _______________________________________
SEE IMPRINT 2012 PHOTOS BELOW ________________________________________