Barb Bierman Batie of Lexington has been named the runner-up for the 2023 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women.
Batie was recognized during a celebration at the organization’s annual conference that ended Saturday in Cincinnati. Now in its 86th year, the National Federation of Press Women is a nationwide organization of professional women and men pursuing careers across the spectrum of journalism and communications.
A native of Battle Creek and a graduate of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Batie is an active member of Nebraska Press Women and is a freelance reporter, photographer and columnist specializing in agriculture. She has worked for newspapers including the Tri-City Tribune, Norfolk Daily News, North Platte Telegraph, Lexington Clipper-Herald, Midwest Messenger and Cozad Local, in addition to contributing to many magazines.
Batie has been a member of Nebraska Press Women and National Federation of Press Women for 41 years and serves as the state organization’s vice president.
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Marilyn Saltzman of Conifer, Colorado, was named 2023 Communicator of Achievement. This prestigious award has been given for 66 years.