Apr 19 2010 7:25 AM
Nominations are now being sought for the fourth annual Mimi Award, a prize that recognizes exceptional work by an editor. The Mimi Award is given each year by the Dart Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sensitive coverage of victims of violence, composed of journalists who have received fellowships and awards from the Dart Center or the Dart Society.
The Mimi Award was created in honor of Providence Journal editor Mimi Burkhardt, who died unexpectedly in December 2004. Dart Society Director Deirdre Stoelzle Graves writes on the Dart Society website:
The award recognizes U.S. editors who support and encourage excellence, like Mimi did, and who have a keen understanding of how to navigate the emotional landscape of assignments involving tragedy and trauma.
The deadline for nominations for this year's Mimi Award, which includes a $1,000 prize, is June 1, 2010. The award will be presented in the winner's hometown in September 2010.
Stan Alcorn is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. He has reported for NPR, Marketplace, WNYC, High Country News, the Orange County Register and others. From 2008 to 2012, he also worked for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, relaunching, editing and producing multimedia content for dartcenter.org.
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