The Linguistic Society of America has honored DSNA stalwart Ben Zimmer with its first Linguistic Journalism Award. Zimmer is known for his contributions to North-American media, currently as language columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe (and previously for the New York Times). He has also contributed to The Atlantic, Slate's "Lexicon Valley" blog, and Language Log, and in his spare time he is the executive producer of Vocabulary.com and the Visual Thesaurus.
Zimmer has also been active as a word maven on National Public Radio, most recently on "Weekend Edition" for October 25, when he spoke about terms used to describe problems with the Affordable Heathcare Act, "Gremlins and Glitches: Lexical Queries after Healthcare.gov," available here.
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