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FAR Editor Receives Good News Award for Editorial

James KurttiHANCOCK, MI - James Kurtti, editor of the monthly English-language journal The Finnish American Reporter (FAR), recently received a Good News Award Certificate of Merit for his editorial "Seems Like Yesterday."

Kurtti is also director of the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, and the Honorary Consul to Finland for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Kurtti's award-winning editorial, which appeared in the September 2010 issue of the FAR, reflects on how Finnish culture in North America has remained prominent throughout the years.

Since 1998 the Good News Awards have honored local works of excellence in broadcasting and print that affirm the dignity of people, recognize and uphold universally-recognized human values, and uplift and nourish the human spirit.

The awards are sponsored by the religious leaders of the Episcopal, Evangelical Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist, and Catholic churches in the Upper Peninsula region.

The 14th annual Good News Awards luncheon and awards ceremony was June 7, 2011, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Marquette, where a total of 24 Good News Awards and 10 Certificates of Merit were awarded to media professionals, including reporters, photographers, and producers.

For additional information about the Good News Awards, call: 906-227-9129.

 

Photo cutline:  James Kurtti, editor of The Finnish American Reporter (FAR), director of the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, and the Honorary Consul to Finland for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.