Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A pair of Polk winners

I hope you've already heard that McClatchy journalists have claimed two of the celebrated George Polk awards this year: Baghdad Bureau Chief Leila Fadel for international reporting, and staffers at the Charlotte Observer for economic reporting.

Man, we're proud of them all.

Here's the summary from the New York Times:

Leila Fadel, the Baghdad bureau chief for McClatchy, won the foreign reporting Polk for wide-ranging articles from Iraq on families in ethnically torn neighborhoods, on killers and victims and on an endlessly changing military and political struggle.

The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina won the economic reporting award for disclosing a high rate of housing foreclosures that presaged the subprime mortgage crisis and prompted investigations and regulatory reforms.

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