Dirk Koning-George Stoney Humanistic Communication Award

The Dirk Koning – George Stoney Humanistic Communication Award is given annually to an organization or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to championing the growth and experience of humanistic community communications.


2017 Winner: Curtis Henderson, Jr.

Curtis Henderson, Jr. was the General Manager for Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) for 20 years, and spent a total of 31 years with the organization.

Since his tenure as General Manager beginning in 1997, he has worked to bring BNN into the digital age, creating a multimedia center and updating equipment to a digital format. Henderson has worked to sustain the organization by purchasing and refurbishing BNN’s permanent home in Egleston Square and by expanding the depth, variety, and quality of locally produced programs by and for Boston residents.

Over the years, Henderson reinforced his commitment to Boston residents by serving on local and national boards including Timothy Smith Network, Egleston Square Main Streets, Community Music Center of Boston, WGBH Community Advisory Board, Alliance for Communications Democracy, and the Ward 11 Democratic Committee.


Previous Winners

2018 – Curtis Henderson, Jr.
2017 – jesikah maria ross, Capital Public Radio
2016 – Ed Markey, U.S. Senate
2015 – Adrianne Furniss, Benton Foundation
2014 – Suzanne St. John-Crane, CreaTV San Jose
2013 – David C. Olson
2012 – Prometheus Radio Project
2011 – Susan Fleischmann, CCTV
2010 – Barbara Popovic
2009 – Randy VanDalsen
2008 – Margie Nicholson
2007 – Lauren-Glenn Davitian
2006 – Sam Behrend
2005 – Reclaim the Media, and Fred Cohn
2004 – Homer Baldwin, WCTV, Wadsworth, OH
Amy Goodman, “Democracy Now!”
2003 – Wanda Baer
2002 – The City of McMinnville, Oregon
2001 – The City of Brunswick, Ohio and Brunswick Township, Ohio
2000 – Dirk Koning, Grand Rapids (MI) Community Media Center
1999 – Sheriff B.J. Barnes
1998 – Anthony Riddle and Paula Manley
1997 – Eric Barnou
1996 – Shea & Gardner
1995 – Tremeleau County Cable Commission
1994 – Alan Dachman
1993 – Joe Van Eaton and Bob Devine
1992 – Herb Schiller
1991 – Dee Dee Halleck
1990 – The Benton Foundation
1989 – Alternative views, Austin, TX
1988 – Michael Myerson
1987 – Tom Borrup
1986 – Eugene Shirk, Mayor of Reading, PA
1985 – Nicholas Johnson
1984 – Roxie Cole
1983 – Diana Peck
1982 – Reverend Everett Parker
1981 – Jean Rice
1980 – Sue Miller Buske