Friday, October 19, 2012

National Event for NWPC: 2012 EMMAs

Last Thursday, October 4th NWPC was thrilled to present awards to ten outstanding journalists across America at the 25th Annual Exceptional Merit in Media Awards at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York City. The ten awards, as well as one President’s award, were presented by actress Ellen Burstyn and EMMAs Emcee, Editor-at-Large, Joan Walsh.

The ten awards were given to “Girls Like Us” by Rachel Lloyd, “Afghan Women Tolerate Beating for Cell Phones in Emerging Market” by Simon Clark (Bloomberg News), “How a Blogger Blocked Sex Slavery” Abigail Pesta (The Daily Beast), “Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton” by Cam Simpson (Bloomberg News), “Preexisting Condition: Female” by Jenny Deam (Prevention Magazine), “Dishonorable Conduct” by Jan Goodwin (Good Housekeeping), “In Friendship We Trust” by Sheila Weller (Good Housekeeping), “The Secret That Kills 4 Women a Day” by Liz Brody (Glamour), “Stalking a Silent Killer” by Carole Zimmer (Bloomberg News), and “Necessary Roughness ‘Pilot’” by USA Network. Jennifer Newsom’s documentary “Miss Representation” won the 2012 President’s Award.

“This year’s EMMAs winners’ stories, blogs and books all focus on issues that impact the lives of women,” said Linda Young, NWPC President. “There is something we could all learn from each and every winner’s submission; we were also pleased to see such a broad representation of topics this year.”

For more information on the 2012 EMMAs winners visit:
The EMMAs were first awarded in 1985 and created by the 2012 EMMAs Chair and NWPC past-President Irene Natividad. Over the past 24 years, the EMMAs have been presented for outstanding coverage of issues of importance to women, often bringing to light issues that might otherwise be glossed over or omitted.

Thanks to all who attended and helped make the event a success!

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