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Emily Gets her Gun Award

The tenacity of TWT‘s Senior Opinion Writer Emily Miller has paid off. She has earned herself an award for her “Emily Gets Her Gun” series on obtaining a gun in the District. It’s the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism.

Miller’s editor, Brett Decker, tells us he couldn’t be more proud. “When she gets a hold of a story, she’s like a pit bull and won’t let go,” he wrote. “I guess that would be a pit bull in pumps.”

Congratulations to Miller! And a note to Decker and anyone else who thinks about crossing her: We’d take it easy on the metaphors — she is armed.

See the internal memo…

Everyone please join me in congratulating Emily Miller for winning the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism.

This is a well-deserved honor for the hard work and creativity Emily has shown in her hard-hitting “Emily Gets Her Gun” series. The work is a great illustration of our department creed that good opinion writing is based on solid reporting.

It also represents acknowledgement of the first-class journalism all of you do for the TWT opinion pages every day. As evidence of this, Emily’s work beat out competition from The Wall Street Journal and the Seattle Times, two institutions that have received this award before. This is the first time The Washington Times has won this award.

Here is more about the award: http://www.tfas.org/page.aspx?pid=273

Here is a list of the impressive reporters who have won this award in the past: http://www.tfas.org/page.aspx?pid=278

Congratulations Emily! We are all proud of your achievement.

Regards,
Brett

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