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NYT ‘Invisible Child’ Series Wins Scripps Howard Award

With photographs by Ruth Fremson and text by Andrea Elliott, the five-part New York Times December 2013 series about the city’s youngest homeless residents, as seen through the eyes of Dasani, shocked and moved readers. This week, it has earned Elliott some prestigious recognition.

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From the Scripps Howard Awards announcement:

Andrea Elliott of the New York Times receives $10,000 and the Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling for “Invisible Child,” a chronicle of a year in the life of one of the city’s 22,000 homeless children.

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Bloomberg Aides Take Issue with NY Times Piece on Homeless Girl

The New York Times’ sprawling, moving five-part piece on Dasani, a homeless girl, is getting some backlash from the office of Michael Bloomberg. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, two Bloomberg aides called the Times series — by Andrea Elliott — “a misleading commentary on the tenure of Michael Bloomberg” and “a serious distortion of reality.”

The Bloomberg aides then go on to post all sorts of pro Bloomberg stats concerning his work with the homeless. The aides also expressed disappointment that despite the Times piece being 28,000 words, ”The author could not find room to print a single quote from us defending our record.”

In a response to the Bloomberg criticism, the Times’ assistant managing editor for investigations, Matt Purdy, explained that they would’ve loved to include a quote, but something funny happened: Elliott was told no quotes could be used:

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WSJ, Times, Newsday Win Pulitzers

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The Journal for public service and international reporting; the TimesAndrea Elliott for feature writing; and Newsday for its … syndicated editorial cartoonist, Walt Handelsman.

Full list here.

  • The Pulitzer Prizes 2007