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Discovery founder Hendricks to receive Edison Achievement Award

The Edison Awards, established in 1987 to honor American innovation, has announced that Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks will be receiving the 2011 Edison Achievement Award during a ceremony on April 5 in New York City.
October 19, 2010

The Edison Awards, established in 1987 to honor American innovation, has announced that Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks will be receiving the 2011 Edison Achievement Award during a ceremony on April 5 in New York City. The honor, which will also be awarded to Ford Motor Company president and CEO Alan Mulally, recognizes the efforts of leaders who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation, marketing and human-centered design throughout their careers. ‘It is an honor to have our work recognized with an Edison Achievement Award that highlights and values the meaningful and positive contributions that corporations can bring to the marketplace through their own curiosity and innovation,’ said Hendricks.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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