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Sky Dunlap Award recipient
Former O.C. Register columnist Frank Mickadeit has been named the Sky Dunlap Award winner by the Orange County Press Club board, in recognition of his lengthy service to local journalism and the community.
Mickadeit will be publicly honored at the Press Club’s Annual Gala, May 5, at the Balboa Bay Resort. Dinner reservations will be available soon on the Press Club site, www.orangecountypressclub.com.
The Press Club has been selecting honorees since 1969 in memory of Sky Dunlap, a legendary – and tall – Orange County reporter and contributor to the profession, club and community, who died in 1968.
Mickadeit spent 26 years at the Register as a reporter, editor and, for the final decade, a columnist. Late last year, he finished law school, passed the Bar and joined the law firm Greenberg Gross.
Mickadeit will be the Gala’s featured speaker.
The event also includes scholarship awards to local college journalism students, a silent auction that supports those awards, and presentation of the 2013 Excellence in Journalism Awards to professionals. Entries to the Excellence in Journalism Awards are due no later than March 17. Categories and instructions can be found – and entry fees paid – on the Press Club site.
The Orange County Press Club was established before Disneyland (1954) and provides , professional development, networking and community-service opportunities for local media.