NABJ-Chicago Chapter congratulates board member Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun Times reporter and assistant city editor, on capturing first place in the newspaper series category in the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual “best” competition. Maudlyne’s ”Faces of Minimum Wage“ series, which ran in the newspaper in January 2015, faced stiff competition from two other finalists, including a series by the Washington Post staff. But she prevailed.
WBEZ Radio’s South Side Reporter Natalie Moore landed two Salute to Excellence Awards for a long form report, “Why Don’t Black Chicago Neighborhoods Gentrify?” and an investigative report, “Why Are We Still Collecting Taxes to Prevent White Fight in Chicago?” Natalie shares the awards with WBEZ Community Bureaus Editor Derek John.
The 2015 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards competition honored work from members in print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. The winners were announced Saturday, Aug. 8, at the annual Salute to Excellence Awards Gala during NABJ’s 40th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Minneapolis.