Linda Deutsch and Angie Hendershot Win Toni House Award
Associated Press Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch and reporter Angie Hendershot of WJRT ABC-12 (Flint, Michigan) have been named join! recipients of the 11th American Judicature Society Toni House Journalism Award. For the first time, the award is being presented to two journalists in the same year to recognize outstanding reporting on the courts in print and broadcast/electronic mediums. The Award will be presented to each of them later this year
Deutsch was selected as the prim media recipient for her career body of work as a legal affairs reporter with The Associated Press. Hendershot's three-year series focusing on the intersection of social issues and the courts earned her die broadcast/electronic award for 2010. The co-winners were selected by a three-member panel chaired by previous Toni House Award winner Howard Witt. The selection committee included Judge Susan Webber Wright, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas; and Ruth Walsh McIn tyre, professional journalist and member of the AJS Board of Directors from Washington State.
Linda Deutsch was recognized for a legal reporting career with the Associated Press spanning more than 40 years, during which she covered some of the seminal legal cases of our limes, including the trials of Sirhan Sirhan, Charles Maiison, Patty Hearst, OJ. Simpson, and the Unabomber. According to Witt, "Dettiseli ranks as one of the nation's pre-eminent chroniclers of the legal system, whose clear, conci. …