Every little bit of extra revenue helps, I guess.
“JOURNALIST RECOGNIZED BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH FOR EXCELLENCE IN REPORTING ON TRAFFIC SAFETY ISSUES
St. Louis, MO (December 5, 2003) – According to traffic safety statistics from the federal government, teen drivers are among the highest-risk groups of drivers on the road but policy makers are directing not enough attention at them. However, thanks to the reporting of Meredith Franco Meyers in Ladies’ Home Journal, the level of policy debate could be on the rise regarding what to do to help prevent accidents among new, inexperienced teen drivers.
Franco was named the winner today in Anheuser-Busch’s fourth-annual Safe Driving Platform contest for professional journalists. A panel of judges selected her entry from news stories submitted by fellow journalists that focused on public policy solutions to better deal with these dangerous drivers.
As a result of being chosen as national winner, Franco has designated her alma mater, the Residential College at the University of Michigan, to receive a $5,000 grant to help students interested in a career in journalism or public policy. Franco graduated from the University of Michigan in 2000 and worked as a White House Intern and as assistant editor of Ladies’ Home Journal. She is presently a free-lance magazine writer who lives in New York City with her husband, Tom. … “