In 2018, the Landmarks of Excellence Awards introduced the Sheldon Shafer Excellence in Journalism Award to recognize a member of the media in the Greater Louisville area who consistently delivers quality reporting, demonstrates fairness, is receptive to conversations with public relations professionals and is focused on producing stories with impact.
Work in public relations or communications
2018 – Sheldon Shafer
2019 – Kerry McGee
2020 – The Courier Journal Staff
2021 – Lisa Benson