New York City
President, New York State Broadcasters Association
WVOX/WVIP (Whitney Media) – Award for Outstanding
Political Endorsements, Election Commentaries and Editorials
Contributing to and encouraging robust political debate is an essential part of broadcasting. Serving the public interest necessarily involves not only covering national and statewide elections, but focusing on local contests. This is the essence of Localism. Most stations provide significant and important election coverage. But WVOX and WVIP continue the time-honored traditions of commenting on, and even endorsing specific candidates. The exercise of a broadcaster’s First Amendment obligations to recognize the merits (or de-merits) of specific candidates is a critical part of this nation’s political debate. NYSBA is proud to recognize WVOX and WVIP for taking unique and valuable stands, not only during elections, but throughout the year.