Dr. Ken Schneck, professor and podcaster

Dr. Ken Schneck is among the honorees in this year's Excellence in Journalism Awards from the NLGJA, which fosters fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues.

BW Professor Wins National Excellence in Journalism Award for Podcast

August 25, 2016

Dr. Ken Schneck, professor and podcasterBaldwin Wallace professor Ken Schneck, Ph.D. is among the recipients of The Excellence in Journalism Awards from NLGJA, the national association of LGBTQ journalists that works to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues.

The awards were established in 1993 to recognize and reward excellence in journalism on issues related to the LGBTQ community.The honorees singled out for exemplary work in 2015 included journalists from heavyweight organizations like CNN, CBS News, NYTime.com, ESPN, Buzzfeed and The Advocate, as well as small and mid-sized media organizations.

Dr. Schneck, associate professor and director of BW’s Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) graduate program, won first place for Excellence in Podcasts for producing and hosting “This Show is So Gay,” an award-winning, long-running, nationally syndicated podcast that strives to create unique dialogue around LGBTQ topics.

Professor, podcaster and columnist 

Schneck also is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, where one recent column questioning the cancellation of Cleveland’s Pride Parade was shared more than 16-thousand times and covered in local and national media outlets such as cleveland.com, NewsNet5, LGBTQ Nation and The Washington Blade.

On the heels of his column, the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland and 18 other organizations stepped in to fill the void with the Pride in the CLE festival.

Gold standard of recognition

The NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Awards will be formally presented at the NLGJA National Convention & LGBT Media Summit September 8-11 in Miami, Fla. 

As the recipient of the inaugural "Excellence in Podcasting Award," Schneck says he is "over-the-moon honored" to have his work acknowledged by "the gold standard for journalism in the LGBTQ community,"