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EHRP Wins Big at Regional Journalism Competition

Amal Ahmed’s “Bringing the Dead Home,” a Texas Observer story we supported last year, won a first-place prize at the 2021 Diamond Journalism Awards, a regional competition sponsored by the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Ahmed’s piece won first place in the Explanatory Reporting, Magazines category.

Here’s what a judge said about Ahmed’s piece:

This entry rose to the top of a *very* competitive batch of contenders thanks to the writer’s highly effective approach to explanatory reporting. This story was written with a very compelling narrative approach and covered a neglected topic in a meaningful and impactful manner. I found the story fascinating from the get-go. Great, in-depth reporting and powerful storytelling.

Chris O’Connell and Savannah Maher’s “F is for Fake,” another Texas Observer piece we supported, also won second place in the Features, Magazines category.

Save An Endangered Species: Journalists

The Economic Hardship Reporting Project supports independent journalists so they can create gripping stories which often counter the typical disparaging narratives about inequality. This high-quality journalism is then co-published with mainstream media outlets mobilizing readers to address systemic economic hardship.

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