Bethany Erickson, Audience Engagement Director for Candy’s Media and former public affairs and education columnist, was named finalist for the Press Club of Dallas’ Hugh Aynesworth Awards for Texas Journalism. The competition was open to Texas reporters, columnists, editors, photographers, and videographers for their work through 2017, netting 27 finalists in 16 categories.

Bethany Erickson

“We increased the number of categories this year, and we’re excited by the response,” Press Club President Paul Wahlstrom said.  Entries came from journalists and their news organizations in Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Houston and smaller communities, such as Howe, a north Texas town with a population of about 2,600.

“I’m thrilled and honored to be a finalist for even one award named after a respected journalist like Hugh Aynesworth,” Erickson said. “It is also thrilling to find your work listed among some of the very best in Texas journalism, too.”

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