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The Journalism Center on Children & Families has announced the winners of its 2009 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism. This annual awards program honors "distinguished coverage of disadvantaged children, youth and families," according to the Casey Web site.
The winning journalists, who hail from newspapers, television and other media, typically delve into a wide range of topics with tenacity, sensitivity, creativity and the utmost respect for sources. Among this year's winning efforts are stories about a 10-year-old growing up with bipolar disorder, the effect of industrial pollution on schoolchildren and the human cost of the economic downturn.
It all makes for compelling reading and viewing -- and excellent teaching material for those who seek to inspire young journalists.
-- By Marina Hendricks, NAA Foundation manager
Jun 24 2009, 03:50 PM
About Marina Hendricks
Marina Hendricks is manager of the NAA Foundation. She manages Newspaper In Education, youth content and scholastic journalism programs, oversees the development of print and online products, and coordinates the NAA Foundation Web site, www.naafoundation.org. Before joining the Foundation, Marina was a features writer and the teen editor at The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Marshall University.