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Journalism Students' 9/11 Coverage Wins 2002 Alternative Newsweekly Award

Columbia students win alternative newsweekly award for their submission to The Local Planet.

Seventeen students from the Graduate School of Journalism's class of 2002 have won the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' feature writing award for their coverage of 9/11 for The Local Planet, a weekly based in Spokane, Washington. Announced this year on May 31, the awards recognize journalism in alternative newsweeklies across the United States and Canada that is "well written, incisively reported and original, and that presents an effective challenge to established orthodoxies in a manner consistent with the mission of alternative newspaper journalism."

The prize-winning feature, "Seven Days at Ground Zero," was reported and written by students from Professors Michael Shapiro and Michael Hoyt's reporting and writing (RW1) class, including Alberto Armendariz, Marina Artusa, Manya Brachear, Jennifer Cho, Matthew Cole, Lisa Deaderick, Josh Johnson, Alexis Loinaz, Kayo Masushita, Kayode Ogunbunmi, Andrea Quong, Ian Ritter, Luis Sarmiento, Michael Scherer, Heather Smith, Nick Spangler and Jessica Ullian.

Click to read the prize-winning story "Seven Days at Ground Zero" - Part 1.

Published: Jun 07, 2002
Last modified: Sep 18, 2002

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