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Congrats Corine!

From National Journal’s Deputy Editor Patrick B. Pexton:

    Charlie Green and I are thrilled to pass on that our own Corine Hegland has joined the likes of Molly Ivins, Anthony Lewis, Amy Goodman and other distinguished print journalists by winning the 2006 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for her February 2006 stories on the Guantanamo detainees. The award is given out annually by Hunter College in New York City.

    The college picks four or five winners per year, and Corine and National Journal were honored along with a Mother Jones story on man’s harmful effects on the world’s oceans, the Los Angeles Times for exposing the US government’s uranium mining on Navajo land and subsequent abandonment of the Navajo people when radiation began to kill them; and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for portraying the grave plight and remarkable resiliency of AIDS orphans in Haiti.

    The college also gave a special lifetime achievement award to broadcaster-columnist Amy Goodman.

    Corine will receive the award in New York on Tuesday April 17.

    Here’s what the college said about Corine’s work in its press release put out today:

      “Guantanamo’s Grip” by Corine Hegland, National Journal

      Who Are the Detainees?

      Intrigued by the rising number of hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay, National Journal Staff Correspondent Corine Hegland set about to discover who exactly the Guantánamo detainees were — guileful terrorists? desperate innocent men?

      The resulting investigation scrutinized 6000 pages of court documents to create a thorough database on 132 of the detainees and partial information on 314 others. Their findings: according to the government’s own records, most of the men weren’t known terrorists, weren’t captured on the battlefield, and weren’t even accused of fighting the United States.

    Join us in congratulating Corine. We’re very proud.

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Matt Drudge has taken down Molly Ivins’ link.





DC Journos Pay Respect To Ivins

From Shenanigans:

    A Texas Mafia of journos gathered Friday night at the National Press Club’s Reliable Source to toast Molly Ivins, who died last week of breast cancer. Like several others present, organizer Rick Dunham, now of Business Week, worked with Ivins at the now-defunct Dallas Times Hearld in the mid-1980s. So did Washington Posties Bill Turque and Chuck Babington, Bloomberg’s Bob Drummond, and the Politico’s own Beth Frerking.

Lots more details here.

Taking Out The Trash, 02.02.07

  • This is the one time of year commercials get some love.
  • C-SPAN reports that New York Times Baghdad correspondent John Burns confirms that he’ll remain in Iraq until mid-summer before moving to London to become bureau chief. Burns confirmed it during a taping of Q & A on Friday.
  • In his online chat today, Jonathan Weisman notes, “Reporters on television — and in on-line chats — put themselves into a perilous place. We are supposed to keep our opinions ourselves, and at the same time, be engaging and fun. That said Tom Ricks’ book Fiasco definitely takes a strong point of view, backed up extensively by facts, and no one has jumped
    on him.” (Hat Tip: Romenesko)

  • Julie Mason reports, “A suspcious package prompted the evacuation of the press corps’ temporary White House press room on Jackson Place this morning. A dog apparently sniffed out some explosives in a car parked nearby.” Don’t worry. It was a false alarm.
  • This weekend on C-SPAN2, Book TV will air an “Encore Booknotes” program with columnist Molly Ivins. In 1998, C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb interviewed Ivins about her latest book, “You Got to Dance With Them What Brung You: Politics in the Clinton Years” for the award-winning author interview series “Booknotes.” The interview airs on Saturday at 1:15 pm ET and Sunday at 9:30 a.m ET.
  •’s Jason Gross picks his best music writing for 2006. Among the winners are the Washington Post’s Philip Kennicott and Hank Stuever. Somewhere, Josh du Lac quietly weeps…and not over concerns that his name isn’t as cool as Russ McCracken’s.

    Lots more below…

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