MILLBURY — Lake Local Schools recently named Debbie Rogers, formerly of the Sentinel-Tribune and currently with The Toledo Blade, to the Ohio School Boards Association 2023 Media Honor Roll.
The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media representatives from more than 100 Ohio newspapers and radio and television stations were honored by their local districts.
Criteria for selection by the local districts include the media representative’s efforts to get to know the superintendent, board president, and district 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 schools officials.
Veteran Lake board member Tim Krugh said, “Debbie could always be trusted to report the facts and information about our district accurately and objectively. She epitomized the true definition of a professional journalist.”
OSBA sends personalized certificates to school boards to help them honor reporters, editors and news outlets. OSBA also recognizes the honorees in its Journal magazine and on its website.