Inside GNSS Columnist Wins Journalism Award — Again

Dee Ann Divis, a contributing editor for Inside GNSS, has won the 2013 Dateline award for Washington Correspondent from the Society of Professional Journalists – DC Chapter for the second year in a row.

The award recognizes a series of stories published over the past year in Inside GNSS about a controversial British Ministry of Defense attempt to patent technology underlying new GNSS signals, including GPS and Galileo.

Dee Ann Divis, a contributing editor for Inside GNSS, has won the 2013 Dateline award for Washington Correspondent from the Society of Professional Journalists – DC Chapter for the second year in a row.

The award recognizes a series of stories published over the past year in Inside GNSS about a controversial British Ministry of Defense attempt to patent technology underlying new GNSS signals, including GPS and Galileo.

Inside GNSS broke the news about the patent effort in an April 2012 article. The United Kingdom dropped its claims — at least as far as they would affect GPS — in joint statement earlier this year by high-ranking U.S. and UK officials.

The Dateline Correspondent award is given to a Washington-based reporter working for a media outlet in the D.C. area. This is the second year in a row that Divis has won the correspondent award. In 2012 she also won SPJ-DC Chapter’s highest honor, the Robert D.G. Lewis Watchdog Award.

Other finalists for this year’s Dateline award included Matt Canham, Washington correspondent for The Salt Lake Tribune, and David Lynch, of Bloomberg News.