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NPR Adds Ailsa Chang

The NPR National Desk is adding Ailsa Chang for a one-year reporting position at its New York bureau. Change will cover business and other general stories while while Chris Arnold is away on his Neiman fellowship at Harvard.

Chang isn’t new to NPR. In 2009 she was a Kroc Fellow and won the Daniel Schorr Journalism prize for a story about Detroit’s failed public defender system and while at WNYC, her reporting on the NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” program won a 2012 DuPont Columbia Award.

Chang starts September 17.

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WNYC Reporter Honored with Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize

Ailsa Chang, a reporter for non-commercial News/Talk WNYC-AM and FM, wins the prestigious 2010 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize.

The Poynter Institute reports Boston University and that city’s NPR affiliate announced Chang as this year’s recipient. She will be honored at a ceremony on Nov. 10.

The $5,000 prize is awarded to public radio journalists 35 years old and under.

Chang was selected for her investigative reporting of Detroit’s broken public defender system. Her piece aired on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine, All Things Considered in 2009. 

Since joining WNYC, Chang has focused on terrorism, criminal justice, and the courts.

The prize, in its ninth year, is named for the NPR legendary senior news analyst. Schorr passed away in July at 93.