Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Scripps honors Fainaru-Wada, Williams

Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada (pictured) are winners of the "Destinguished Service to the First Amendment" award from the Scripps Howard Foundation. They faced 18 months in prison for contempt of court, a sentence the Chronicle vigorously fought until the source, a lawyer in the case, recently and voluntarily stepped forward. They'll share a $10,000 prize. John Diaz, Pati Poblete and Caille Millner of the Chronicle will also receive $10,000 from the foundation and the Walker Stone award for a series of editorials exposing a failed foster care system. (Photo credit: Brad Mangin, Sports Illustrated)

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