Lewis W. Diuguid, a member of The Kansas City Star’s editorial board, is the recipient of the 2015 Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award presented by the National Association of Black Journalists.
The award goes to a journalist who has had a positive effect on the community beyond the normal journalism realm. It will be presented during the NABJ annual convention this summer in Minneapolis.
Diuguid is known as a tireless advocate for newsroom diversity and through his weekly column, books and other writings has championed the cause of the underserved and disenfranchised in the Kansas City area.
Diuguid has been the cornerstone of the local NABJ affiliate, the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists, since its inception in 1981. He is president of KCABJ and a co-coordinator of the KCABJ Urban Student Journalism Academy, which encourages minorities to pursue journalism careers.
Every year since 1994, Lewis has financed a scholarship for KCABJ in honor of his mother, Nancy Diuguid.