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LA Times Picks Up RFK Journalism Award

The Los Angeles Times continues its winning streak with a 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for their coverage of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. From editor Russ Stanton‘s newsroom memo:

The Times’ winning entry in the international print category showcased the work of reporters Joe Mozingo, Scott Kraft, Tracy Wilkinson, Tina Susman, Ken Ellingwood and Mitchell Landsberg and photographer Liz Baylen.

All were themes of our reporting on the disaster in Haiti. Among the highlights were Joe’s heart-rending story about a mother’s quest to save her child from a cholera epidemic, Scott’s piece on an 11-year-old street urchin surviving on wits alone in the days after the quake, and Liz’s gallery of still and video images that showed how one survivor struggled to master an artificial leg and then rebuilt his ruined home with scraps of wood and sheet metal.

The RFK Journalism Award “honors those who report on issues that reflect Robert F. Kennedy‘s concerns including human rights, social justice and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world.”

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LAT’s Robyn Dixon Named Winner of Batten Medal

robyn22.jpgAnd we thought only movie people were worthy of such honors.

This is a memo from Russ Stanton:

Stanton, Russ

Sent: Sun Feb 22 10:32:24 2009

Subject: Robyn Dixon, winner of the Batten Medal

Robyn Dixon today was named the winner of the prestigious Batten Medal of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for her coverage of the political and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe.

The award, named for the late James K. Batten, CEO of Knight Ridder Inc., recognizes “compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog.”

It’s not the first time Robyn’s reporting from Zimbabwe has placed her in exclusive company. Last year, she won a Robert F. Kennedy Award (the judges lauded her “extraordinary courage”) and a Sigma Delta Chi international reporting prize.

It would be hard to overstate the danger and difficulty of reporting in Zimbabwe. Robyn has made 11 trips there over the last two years, working undercover because foreign journalists are officially unwelcome. To avoid arrest, she entered the country by land whenever possible, chose out-of-the-way lodgings and tried to dress like a local.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

39630613-04194604.jpgRFK Remembered: Joe Mozingo‘s piece about David Steiner, former campaign manager for RFK, is incredibly compelling — especially paired with Katy Newton‘s interview with Steiner, who speaks about Robert Kennedy‘s assassination for the first time publicly since the shooting 40 years ago.

30306866.jpgFive Stages of Blogger Genius: Andrw Malcolm cleverly and intelligently dissects Hillary Clinton‘s decisions in a brilliant post about five stages of political grief. Clearly, Clinton is a bit stuck in Denial.

260175.jpgGood Intentions? Bill Plaschke has a lot of interesting things to say about the Lakers. But not so interesting that we’d want to see a video of him talking, pushed up against a dingy white wall in a room with bad acoustics. C’mon guys.

FBLA EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Halloween Hate Crime Story


The LA Weekly has a story on Long Beach Halloween hate crime case that started here in FBLA. Briefly, on Halloween night, in Long Beach, 3 white women were involved in a street brawl with some 30 black teenagers. The women all had serious injuries and 8 of the teens were charged with committing a hate crime.

After getting an nod to write about media coverage of the case, FBLA went a little wild on the research, and the Weekly’s editors had to slog through some 4,000 words. So, if you want to know even more, here’s some stuff that got chopped.

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