A Boston Globe editor and a 19th century poet, among three others, have been named winners of this year’s Yankee Quill awards, a high honor presented to journalists by fellow journalists.
Christine Chinlund, managing editor of the Globe, the late Peter Lord of the Providence Journal, James Rousmaniere of the Keene Sentinel, and Eliot White, of the Record-Journal, were honored with the 2013 Yankee Quill award. The recognized poet is the late John Greenleaf Whitter.
Chinlund has been with the Globe for 30 years, where she currently oversees the newsroom, answering questions on accuracy, ethics, and taste. She has also been a political reporter, a part of the Globe’s Spotlight Team, an editor of the National and Foreign desks, and also was the paper’s ombudsman for three years.
Chinlund is a recipient of the Yankee Quill award for her “passion for accountability journalism, commitment to the highest journalist standards, and special connection to Globe readers,” said a
Yankee Quill press release.
Whitter is receiving the Quill because he supported himself not just through poetry, but also as a newspaper reporter. Whitter reported for newspapers in Boston, Haverhill, and Hartford. He was also an editor of the Pennsylvania Freeman.
Lord passed away in 2012 after working at the Providence Journal as an environmental journalist and bureau manager. His reports on lead poisoning in Rhode Island led to a change in state laws.
Rousmaniere recently retired after a 35-year career where he worked was editor and president of the Sentinel, in New Hampshire. He also spent close to 10 years at the Baltimore Sun. He has been known as an expert in local news coverage.
White is the chief executive officer of his family-owned paper in Meriden, Conn. He also was very involved with local news reporting and has been a supporter of government initiatives.