Ohio School Boards Association Honors Island News Organizations

JR Domer, President of the Put-in-Bay School Board, presented Berni Steinbach, Put-in-Bay Daily; and Jeff Koehler, Put-in-Bay Gazette, with Certificates of Appreciation bestowed by the Ohio School Boards Association at today’s public meeting.  The two publications are now on the 2022 OSBA Honor Roll, described by the OSBA in the following manner:

“The OSBA Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives in print, radio and television. Winners are chosen because they:

• work to get to know the superintendent, board president and district communication director as well as the district’s mission and goals;

• report school news in a fair, accurate and balanced manner;

• give a high profile to positive news about schools;

• visit schools;

• maintain a policy of ‘no surprises,’ by always giving school officials the opportunity to comment on information to be aired or published.

Reporters have the power to shape and influence community attitudes about public schools, and the OSBA Media Honor Roll provides an excellent way to recognize fair and balanced education reporting.”