Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bailey Project wins Tobenkin Award

The Tobenkin Award, founded in 1959 to honor former New York Herald Tribune labor reporter Paul Tobenkin, has been awarded this year to the Chauncey Bailey Project. The award, which carries a $1,500 prize, will be presented on May 19 at the school's Journalism Day Ceremony during commencement week at Columbia. The award recognizes courageous work on racial or religious hatred, intolerance or discrimination. The project is investigating the assassination of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey (pictured), who was looking into reports about Your Black Muslim Bakery when he was gunned down. [MORE]

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