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January 15 2019
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A $1,000 award, created by the RTDNF Board of Trustees in honor of Barney Oldfield, a Hollywood studio publicist, WWII Army and post-war Air Force public relations officer, author, lecturer, businessman and philanthropist who founded over 40 private foundations including RTDNF. This award is given annually to a reporter or producer in radio or television news to help them cover national defense and security issues. In addition to the $1,000 award, winners are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.

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  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Communications, Journalism, Military and Defense Studies, TV/Radio Broadcasting

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Tel: 202-662-7254 Address 529 14th Street NW
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