Bismarck's Justin Dehn wins Yoder Award

The 2004 Gordon Yoder TV NewsVideo Workshop Award from the National Press Photographers Foundation has been given to Justin Dehn of KFYR NBC-TV 5 in Bismarck, ND. NPPF TV Scholarship Coordinator Dave Hamer made the announcement of the winner to the NPPF Trustees this week.

"Our thanks to fellow trustee Gordon Yoder and Irene Yoder for founding this award, which assists young professional television photojournalists and helps them to attend the workshop in Norman, OK," Hamer said. The $1,000 stipend is an annual grant administered by the NPPF.

"I've never been to the workshop before and I'm really excited about it," Dehn said. "I've wanted to go for the last couple of years and financially just wasn't able to do it. This year's workshop is a really good one and it's a good time to attend. I'm really happy to have won the Yoder award this year."

Dehn said, "there aren't a lot of photojournalists in North Dakota to get together with and learn from. I think the workshop is going to be a great place to learn a lot, and a great deal." The workshop is March 21-26