Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Munz Wins Writing Award

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Munz Wins Writing Award

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ST. LOUIS * Michele Munz, who has been a reporter for the Post- Dispatch since 1998, has won the St. Louis Newspaper Guild's 2015 Terry Hughes Award for writing.

Munz was awarded the honor Thursday night at a Guild event downtown. The organization represents media workers, including reporters and other employees of the Post-Dispatch. The contest is open to writers for any St. Louis publication.

Terry Hughes was a Post-Dispatch columnist who died of breast cancer in 1991 at age 36. Her columns included the perspectives of everyday people and their struggles.

The judges noted that Munz often writes stories about the sick and disabled, people who typically remain out of view from the quick pace of modern journalism. She wrote about a deaf 22-year-old woman who learned she would also go blind; a Ballwin mother who makes capes to make children with illnesses feel like superheroes; and a Washington University physician who created a charity to give school- age girls in Ethiopia sanitary pads. …

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