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 Nominations are Open!

Download the 2017 ACM Awards Nomination Form which includes complete detail of criteria and requirements. Submissions due Friday, April 21.


2016 Winner:

Senator Ed Markey (Massachusetts) was awarded the 2016 Dirk Koning-George Stoney Award. Throughout his career, Sen. Markey has been a champion for the consumer, a national leader on energy and environmental protection, and a strong advocate for a telecommunications policy that supports community media and legislation that strengthens its mission. Markey served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 37 years and has always fought for his constituents, including his strong advocacy for PEG Access. He served as the Chair or Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet for 20 years, where he fostered the growth of new information technologies and was the principal author of many of the laws now governing our nation’s telephone, broadcasting and cable television, wireless and broadband communications systems. Markey was elected U.S. Senator in 2013 and as a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; he has become a national leader on telecommunications policy, technology and privacy. As a founder of the Nonproliferation Caucus, Sen. Markey continues to spearhead efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons to safeguard the future of generations to come.


View the 2015 ACM Awards and Brian Wilson Scholarship Recipients

View the 2014 ACM Awards and Brian Wilson Scholarship Recipients


Previous Winners

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