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Suleika Jaouad’s Life Joyfully Interrupted by Emmy Awards

SuleikaJaouadThe latest “Life, Interrupted” first-person article in the New York Times series by Suleika Jaouad (pronounced su-LAKE-uh ja-WAD) is another triumphant read.

Jaouad has been writing and videotaping her experiences as a young adult with cancer for the paper since the spring of 2012. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine she would wind up nominated, for this very NYT series, at Lincoln Center’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards:

Standing on the stage, holding that golden, and surprisingly heavy, Emmy statue, has to be one of the most surreal, amazing moments of my life. Shayla Harris, the series producer and the woman who spent countless hours with me filming my story, gave a beautiful acceptance speech as my editor Tara Parker-Pope celebrated the moment with me. Days later, I still can’t believe we won an Emmy.

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New York Times and WNYC Radio Win 2012 Dart Awards

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma from Columbia Journalism School has awarded The New York Times and WNYC the 2012 Dart Awards. The Times won for its three-part series on Derek Boogaard, a former NHL player who died from brain injuries. The collective piece, titled “Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer,” was created by John Branch, Marcus Yam, Shayla Harris and Josh Williams.

WNYC received a Dart Award for “Living 9/11,” a documentary series which guides people through some of the many lives that were tremendously impacted by 9/11. Credits for “Living 9/11″ include: Marianne McCune, Emily Botein, Karen Frillman, Fred Mogul, Beth Fertig, Eric Leinung, Jillian Suarez, Erin Reeg, Norhan Basuni, Courtney Stein, Sanda Htyte, Kaari Pitkin, Chris Bannon, Andy Lanset, John Ellis, Paul Schneider and Jim Briggs III.

The winners will be honored May 3 at the Columbia Journalism School.