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'E&P' Editor a Finalist for Molly Ivins Award

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'E&P' Editor a Finalist for Molly Ivins Award

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E&P Editor Greg Mitchell has been named one of six finalists for the MOLLY National Journalism Prize, named for famed writer Molly Ivins, for four columns related to the media and Iraq that he wrote for Editor & Publisher.

The winner will be announced Thursday night at a dinner in Austin, Texas. The award is sponsored by the Texas Observer. Dan Rather will host the dinner and Wade Goodwyn, national correspondent for National Public Radio, will be the emcee.

Ken Bunting, associate publisher of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, will present the inaugural MOLLY Prize -- and $5,000 -- and two honorable mention awards.

Ivins, legendary columnist and former editor of The Texas Observer, passed away last year after a long battle with cancer.

Mitchell, whose new book, So Wrong for So Long, is also related to the media and Iraq, is honored for the following Pressing Issues columns: "Why Isn't the Press on Suicide Watch?" Aug. 1, 2007; "Who Will Be Last Soldier to Die for Iraq Mistake?" July 7, 2007; "Sorry We Shot Your Kid, But Here's $500," April 14, 2007; "Death of Soldier Inspires Strong Response from Friends," Dec. 31, 2007.

Three of the columns are included in Mitchell's book. …

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