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SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___




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     A SENATE RESOLUTION congratulating John F. Dille on being named one of the Giants of Broadcasting for 2011.



ZAKAS, YODER, MISHLER




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Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION congratulating John F. Dille on being named one of the Giants of Broadcasting for 2011.

    Whereas, John F. Dille III, President and CEO of Federated Media, has been named one of the 2011 Giants of Broadcasting by the Library of American Broadcasting. The award recognizes individuals who have played pivotal roles in creating and advancing the electronic arts;

    Whereas, John F. Dille, among his many awards, was honored with a National Radio Award from the National Association of Broadcasters in 2005, inducted into the Indiana Broadcaster Hall of Fame in 2008, recognized in 2010 with the IBA Lifetime Achievement Award, and most recently in April of 2011, received the Ward L. Quaal Pioneer award given by the Broadcaster Foundation of America;

    Whereas, Involved in media for most of his life, John F. Dille started in journalism as a copy boy for The Washington Post and then joined Thomson Newspapers as a reporter in England, Scotland, and Wales. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to Indiana and went to work for his family's newspaper, radio, and television stations;



    Whereas, He currently teaching Business and the Future of Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University; and

    Whereas, John F. Dille continues to impact the future of media and journalism in a positive manner, and is an outstanding example for the generations of journalists to follow: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. The Indiana Senate congratulates John F. Dille on being named one of the 2011 Giants of Broadcasting.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to John F. Dille and to Brandon Erlacher, Publisher of the Elkhart Truth.