Viridiana Diaz wins 2015 Yoder Award


ATHENS, GA (February 27, 2015) – The National Press Photographers Foundation congratulates Viridiana Diaz as the winner of the 2015 Gordon Yoder Award for video photojournalists.

The award will allow Diaz to attend the NPPA News Video Workshop beginning March 15 at the Gaylord College of Journalism on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, OK.

Diaz works for KFOR-TV in Norman.

The NPPA News Video Workshop builds the fundamental skills needed to tell strong, clear, and compelling video news stories. A week of intense learning and powerful critiques enhance gathering, editing, writing, and presenting stories.

The $1,000 award, established by G. Gordon Yoder, is designed to help cover tuition and expenses for the Workshop.

NPPA Sprague Award-winner G. Gordon Yoder was a combat correspondent and photographer in Korea and a network photojournalist covering news, including the civil rights movement in 1950’s and 1960’s. He designed and manufactured the innovative 16mm Yoder Sound Camera, which became an industry standard for television stations and networks.