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WaPo’s Brauchli Gives Writer/Photog Gold Stars

WaPo‘s Marcus Brauchli sent out this warm fuzzy to writer Paul Schwartzman and photog Carol Guzy for today’s front pager and accompanying pictures. Read story, see photographs here.

The memo:

Colleagues, we want to commend to anyone who hasn’t already seen it Paul
Schwartzman’s
front-page piece today on a Loudoun County father’s vigil for
his comatose son and the photo gallery by Carol Guzy that accompanies it
online. It is a beautifully written and photographed story that will rend
any sentient heart. The Post publishes a lot of superb journalism every
day. It is often built around investigations or structured into multiday,
multiplatform projects that affect policies, governments and people. Like
that journalism, the work by Paul and Carol is built around careful
reporting and plenty of time on the ground. What sets it apart is the
compelling, compassionate way they have taken a family’s shattering tragedy
and transformed it into a resonant tale of love and anguish. It connects to
readers and is a model of what we can do here.

Marcus          Liz

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Awards Honor Human Rights and Social Justice Reporting

Contributed by Nick Massella

On Wednesday May 26, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and George Washington University’s Global Media Institute announced the winners of the 42nd annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards and the 2010 Book Awards. The winning entries included diverse subjects such as human trafficking, infant mortality, Navy abuses against gay sailors, and Iranian state repression. The awards were presented by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Mary Courtney Kennedy Hill. Ethel Skakel Kennedy, wife of the late Senator and former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, attended the event.

ABC News journalist Diane Sawyer was among the RFK Journalism Award recipients but was unable to attend. Her award, in the domestic television category for “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains,” was accepted by her colleague Claire J. Weinraub.

Two Washington Post photographers also received RFK Journalism Awards, including Carol Guzy, who won in domestic photography for “No Greater Love.” The RFK Center describes her 2010 entry as “a strong emotional narrative that speaks to the process of dying, as well as Alzheimer’s disease, aging and home health care.” She was also the Grand Prize winner in 2009.

The Washington Post’s Sarah Voisin was recognized for “In Mexico’s war on drugs, battle lines are drawn in chalk” in the international photography category. Her photographic reporting profiles the drug war in Mexico. She said that her inspiration for the assignment came from “the Mexican-based journalists that have to live there and report this story. They face life or death decisions on whether to report the truth about the drug cartels.”

The RFK Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on the issues that define the life and work of Robert F. Kennedy: human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world.

The RFK Center also presented the 2010 Book Award, which is awarded to an author who faithfully and forcefully reflects Robert Kennedy’s concern for the poor and powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to remedy disparities of power and opportunity.

This year’s Book Award went to Amy Bach for Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court, an investigation of inequalities in America’s criminal justice system. In addition, Dave Eggers was awarded a Distinguished Honor for his book, Zeitoun.

The remaining Journalism Award winners after the jump.

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Taking Out The Trash, 01.31.07

  • Most of you see yourself in journalism forever, and ever, and ever, and ever…

  • An ABC release announces that “World News with Charlie Gibson” averages 9.10 million total viewers for the week of January 22-26, placing first among women 25-54 for the 11th straight week. “For the week, only 210,000 Total Viewers separated ABC and NBC’s ‘Nightly News,’ the smallest gap between the two broadcasts in 2 months.”

    …does that not include their list of the “Ten Best Business Movies“?

  • An NBC release announces that “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” continued as the “nation’s No. 1 network evening newscast, winning the week of January 22-26, 2007 in total viewers, homes and among the key demographic adults 25-54,” attracting 9.310 million total viewers.

  • A reader writes in saying that The Washington Times trumped the Washington Post on the Fairfax County jobs story by three days. Check out the Washington Times’ Saturday story and the Post’s Tuesday story.

  • Eric Boehlert points out the backlash that accompanies the mainstream media’s fabrication of John Kerry’s tears when he announced he would not run for the White House, again: “The incident raises all sorts of doubts, on the eve of the 2008 campaign, about the ability of Beltway journalists to perform the simplest tasks, such as taking notes when a prominent Democrat gives a speech and then accurately reporting on that speech.”

  • Photo Business News & Forum’s John Harrington asks why award winner Carol Guzy is taking a rather ordinary picture for the Post. And he answers his own question: “Every photographer produces images that vary from the monumental to the mundane. It is approaching each assignment with as much enthusiasm as possible that makes the work worthwhile.”

  • There is a new feature at the Huffington Post. “HuffIt lets you decide which news stories should get the most attention. You can submit and select news from anywhere in the world and the most popular stories will appear on the front of the Huffington Post.” You can register here.

  • DCRTV reports that Susan Kidd “co-hosting the late morning shift with veteran radio talker Jim Bohannon on WTWP, Washington Post Radio.”

  • TVNewser has Charles Gibson’s closing note on Monday’s “World News,” which included an update on Bob Woodruff’s condition: “Bob is in the newsroom almost every day. It is great to have him there. It will be great to have him back on air next month.” TVNewser also has an update on cameraman Doug Vogt.

  • Media General News Service’s Marilyn Rauber shares a memory of Deborah Orin-Eilbeck: “I had the privelege of working for Deb for 12 years in the Washington DC bureau. We all worked hard — but no one worked harder than she did; nor was anyone more generous with praise, guidance, and support for her colleagues. She was a tenacious, enthusiastic, and dedicated journalist. But most of all she was a caring, gentle, and loyal friend and I will miss her terribly.”

  • Wonkette spots their “favorite Post corrections in ages.”

  • American University is looking for Investigative Journalism Fellows.

  • Ralph Hanson says that 50,000 is a favorite number amongst journalists. He also discusses how USA Today handled the FCC discussion of ownership rules.

  • One reader writes in with this observation: Although The American says this in their launch release (emph. added)…

      While other business magazines today fixate on statistics, make lists, and speak to the middle manager seeking to climb the corporate ladder, The American will concentrate on ideas and on clear, fact-filled reporting and analysis of business, finance, politics and culture, from a fresh perspective.

    • TVNewser has the January Program Ranker.