Agent Issues TW's Nadine Godwin captures ASTA award November 05, 2002 Share 1 -- HONOLULU -- Nadine Godwin, Travel Weekly editor-at-large, received ASTA's 2002 Travel Journalist of the Year Award at the ASTA convention here. "Nadine Godwin has covered retail travel since 1969, first for three years at Travel Agent magazine, and then, for the past 30 years, at Travel Weekly. Her articles, columns and books have educated thousands of travel agents," said ASTA president Richard Copland.A native of Iowa, Godwin earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Iowa and worked for three years at the Des Moines Register & Tribune before moving to New York, where she worked for the Teachers College of Columbia University, editing TC Week, an internal publication.Since joining Travel Weekly in 1972 she has served as a reporter, editor, managing editor, columnist and editor-in-chief.In the 1970s she literally wrote the book on automated reservations and back-office technology, authoring The Complete Guide to Travel Agency Automation. During an 18-month period in 1996 and 1997, she was editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly UK, which was then an affiliated publication.She currently holds the position of editor-at-large, focusing on the retail agency sector.She is the third trade journalist to receive the ASTA honor for contributions to the industry while working at Travel Weekly. Former editor-in-chief Alan Fredericks received the award in 1995 and long-time Washington Bureau Chief, the late Fran Durbin, was the recipient in 2000.Travel Weekly's current editor in chief, Arnie Weissmann, was honored in 1996 for developing Weissmann Travel Reports, now published by Travel Weekly's parent, Northstar Travel Media.