I'm very pleased to announce that my piece, The Weeklies, won a David Pike Award for Excellence in Journalism this year. The awards dinner is June 20. The press release is below, including information on how to buy tickets if you're interested!:
WASHINGTON – Street Sense will recognize five journalists for their outstanding work on homelessness as it presents the 2014 David Pike Awards for Excellence in Journalism on June 20.
This is the fifth year of the awards, which honor reporting that changes perceptions about homelessness, highlights issues that contribute to or result from homelessness, and shines light on possible solutions.
Street Sense, the Washington, D.C.-based biweekly street newspaper, presents the Pike Awards. Founded in 2003, Street Sense offers economic opportunities for people experiencing homelessness in our community through a newspaper that elevates voices and encourages debate on poverty and injustice.
The awards are named in memory of David Pike, who was a journalist for four decades at publications such as U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Star and a longtime Street Sense board member.
"Homelessness is too often ignored in the media and misunderstood by the public," said Brian Carome, Executive Director of Street Sense. "The David Pike Award honors reporting that challenges us to reach a deeper understanding of the issue and how it afflicts our community."
The awards ceremony will be held on June 20 at 7 p.m., in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in downtown Washington. Tickets to the ceremony are available through the Street Sense website.
This years winners are:
Brigid Schulte, for her piece "Winter Storm HeightensDesperation," featured in the Washington Post.