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Assistant Editor Lynn Olson of Education Week last week was awarded the International Reading Association's 1985 Print Media Award for excellence in journalism on reading or a related topic.

The $500 award, presented to Ms. Olson at the 30th annual convention of the ira in New Orleans, cited her for "Learning To Read, Reading To Learn," a 3,000-word analysis of the debate over reading methods that was included in an Education Week special report on literacy. The 72-page report, "Cracking the Code: Language, Schooling, Literacy," was published in the Sept. 5, 1984, issue of the newspaper.

Ms. Olson, a 1981 graduate of Yale University, served as a writer and editor for the Children's Defense Fund before joining the staff of Education Week in 1984.

The ira's Broadcast Media Award for Radio went to Dorcas Dessaso, producer of a program entitled "See How They Run," which aired on WPFW-fm in Washington, D.C. The award for television honored Judy Crichton, Richard Gerdau, and Kathy Slobogin, producers of "To Save Our Schools, To Save Our Children," an ABC-tv three-hour documentary special report on public schools aired last September.

In addition, the ira awarded certificates of merit to Jeff Kunerth of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinal for "American Aliteracy--Why We Don't Read"; Margaret Regan of The Easton (Pa.) Express for "Transition from Illiteracy"; and Herb Kupferberg of Parade Magazine for "Reading Is Fun."

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