Environmental Health News Series Recognized with Oakes Award Honorable Mention
march 19, 2013 10:42 am
Environmental Health News (EHN) earned an Honorable Mention in the competition for the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism
, which is given out by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
For its series entitled Pollution, Poverty, People of Color, EHN dispatched reporters to seven cities to profile the wide variety of environmental health threats facing low-income communities of color. Thirty years after the emergence of the environmental justice movement with a protest in North Carolina, poor communities with large African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American populations still are exposed to a disproportionate burden of industrial pollutants.
EHN, which is foundation-funded, competed against top newspapers, magazines and other major media outlets for the Oakes Award.