2006 Asa Media Awards
Bruce Ward of Canada's Ottawa Citizen and Jane Glenn Haas, columnist for California's Orange County Register, shared honors for the 2006 American Society on Aging Media Award for local/regional reporting in a presentation during the association's national conference in Anaheim in March.
The O.C. Register's Haas, who also won in 2000, writes the newspaper's syndicated "Our Time" column. Laurels fell to her for a group of columns that are sad (coping with the deaths of her adult son and husband in 2005), practical (how an adult child can best care for an older parent after decades of friction between them), and funny (sex and the single gal or guy at 50).
In addition, Haas founded and heads WomanSage (www.womansage.com), a national organization devoted to helping women in midlife and their older years navigate successfully through later life.
Sharing the ASA Media Award for local/regional coverage was a team from Canada's Ottawa Citizen, the first international winner of the honor. The paper's eight-part series, "A Revolution in Dying," was initiated by city editor Rob Warner. With the help of assistant city editor Mike Shanin, Warner coordinated the work by six reporters, a photo editor and three photographers, the paper's chief design editor and a staff graphic designer. …