Knight Award

The Knight Award is given to a person, or people, who have provided outstanding service to scholastic or minority journalism and/or who have furthered student freedom of expression in Missouri.

Please consider nominating a deserving individual or group for this honor by completing this online nomination form by Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

Past honorees include:

  • 1992 – Mark Goodman, Director, SPLC
  • 1993 – Bill Hankins, Oak Park High School
  • 1994 – Lorena Tinker
  • 1995 – Lisa Scroggs and staff, Jefferson City High School
  • 1996 – Rep. Joan Bray
  • 1997 – Franklin McCallie, Kirkwood High School
  • 1998 – Lucile Bluford, Kansas City Call
  • 1999 – Jon David, Kandace Callwell, Matt Sevart and Rick Raven, Blue Springs School District
  • 2000 – Anna Romero, Executive Director, MIPA
  • 2002 – Missouri Press Association and Doug Crews, Executive Director
  • 2005 – Yvette Walker, Kansas City Star
  • 2008 – Stacey Woefel, KOMU-TV8
  • 2012 – Matt Schott, Francis Howell Central High School
  • 2013 – Brian Brooks, Missouri School of Journalism
  • 2014 – R. Dean Mills, Missouri School of Journalism
  • 2015 – Stephanie Green, Past President, MIPA
  • 2016 – Anna Romero, Executive Director, MIPA
  • 2017 – Christina Geabhart, Oak Park High School and President, MIPA