While the NPR staff may not be strutting Hollywood's red carpet at the Oscars this Sunday, the Gracie Awards announcement has us rolling out our own red carpet to acknowledge our NPR colleagues' extraordinary work.
The Gracie Awards, given by the Alliance for Women and Media, were announced yesterday, and this year, NPR was honored with:
- Lourdes Garcia-Navarro won Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Reporter/Correspondent category for her coverage of the Arab Spring from Egypt to Libya. Doug Roberts served as editor.
- Ina Jaffe and editor Quinn O'Toole are the winners in the Outstanding Series category for Rising Violence at California Psychiatric Hospitals, which led to the passage of several pieces of legislation to better deal with the most aggressive patients.
- Morning Edition's Asma Khalid won Outstanding Soft News Feature for Lifting the Veil, a broadcast and multimedia exploration of women and their decision to remove their hijab.
Also honored with a Gracie is Trafficked, a Youth Radio production that aired on All Things Considered exploring child sex trafficking in Oakland, Calif. All Things Considered's Christopher Turpin and Graham Smith contributed to this honor.
The Gracies celebrate and honor programming created for women, by women and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry, like these sassy women. A full list of this year's winners is available here.
Congratulations to all of the winners and those who contributed to these achievements!