Magazine article The Quill

Two New York Journalists Receive New America Award

Magazine article The Quill

Two New York Journalists Receive New America Award

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Karen Frillman from WNYC, New York Public Radio, and Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska of the Polish Daily News have won SPJ's 2007 New America Award for the series "Polish Immigrants in a Changing City." No other places were awarded in the contest.

This is the fourth year for the award, which honors public service journalism collaborations that include ethnic media in order to explore and expose an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities in the United States. The award will be presented at the society's annual Sigma Delta Chi Awards banquet July 11 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The winning work was a two-part series about New York's Polish immigrant community produced for WNYC and reported by Kern-Jedrychowska. The first part of the series, "Feet in Two Worlds: Greenpoint, Brooklyn," examined the impact of gentrification on the residents of a Brooklyn neighborhood that is the hub of New York's Polish community. …

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