NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A senior White House correspondent who has spent hours with President Bush in the Oval Office, aboard Air Force One and at the ranch in Crawford, Texas, has been tapped as the featured speaker for the 2005 Excellence in Journalism awards banquet during the fifth annual Baptist Press Collegiate Journalism Conference Oct. 13-15 in Nashville, Tenn.
Bill Sammon, senior White House correspondent for The Washington Times and a political analyst for Fox News Channel, will share his experience as a Christian in journalism.
| For the second year, Baptist Press will present a $1,000 scholarship for the winner of the annual President’s Award to be announced at the awards banquet. The deadline for entering the President’s Award competition is Sept. 15. For details, click here.|
Sammon has written a series of New York Times bestsellers chronicling the Bush presidency and was with the president when the nation was attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.
The conference, with the theme “Prepare the Way,” also will include special addresses by other accomplished journalists, such as Steven K. Helling of People magazine, photojournalist David Leeson of The Dallas Morning News and Dorinda Carter of Nashville’s ABC affiliate WKRN-TV.
“We continue to try to move our event up a notch each time and I am excited about the enhanced program we’re offering this year,” said Will Hall, vice president for news services with the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee and executive editor of Baptist Press. Read More