Local Media Recognized by State Organization and BISD for Fair and Balanced Reporting
Yvonne Mintz, Publisher of The Facts, was named to the 2016 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), and by Brazosport ISD.
The Media Honor Roll honors media representatives statewide who deserve recognition for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media from newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications across the state were honored by their local school districts.
The Facts featured BISD students, staff, campus programs, and activities well over 200 times this past school year. They penned editorials on BISD bond progress, covered school construction and helped the Brazosport community celebrate the many accomplishments of its students and staff.
Yvonne Mintz was nominated for this honor by the district’s superintendent, Danny Massey. “We appreciate Ms. Mintz’s leadership of The Facts and the balanced and accurate approach to sharing both the successes achieved by our students and teachers and the challenges facing our schools," said Massey. “Their work assists us with informing the Brazosport community about the dedication and commitment of our staff in providing a quality education and outstanding learning experiences for each of our students.”
Criteria for the district selection included the media representative’s efforts to get to know the superintendent, board president, and the district’s mission and goals; report school news in a fair, accurate, and balanced manner; give a high profile to positive news about schools; visit the schools; and maintain a policy of no surprises by sharing information with school officials.
TASB is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve approximately 5.2 million public school students.