People and Places
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, Portia Li makes the 45-minute trek north from her Millbrae home to San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown neighborhood. On a particularly gorgeous day, with a warmth that is the antithesis of the cool weather the City by the Bay is known for, she purposely parks on hilly Sacramento Street.
Named editor-in-chief at biweekly The Cut in January, Lindsay Peoples Wagner took the reins of the fashion magazine after serving in the same role at Teen Vogue — where she was the youngest and among the few Black journalists serving as editor-in-chief of a Condé Nast publication.
This feature celebrates one of SPJ’s four guiding principals: We are champions for journalists. For nearly 90 years, the Society of Professional Journalists awards have honored journalists and outlets for their crucial contributions to the profession. The awards are designed to recognize the very best in professional journalism across print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics and online.
Note: This story was published in Quill in 2020, prior to Marty Baron’s retirement announcement. It’s been a bumpy year so far, but Marty Baron makes sure to wear a helmet for the ride. Baron, a regular cyclist, is executive editor of The Washington Post and plans to edit the publication at least through the 2020 election.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has been reporting on race, education and segregation for decades, picking up the MacArthur Fellowship, Polk and Peabody awards along the way. Now at The New York Times Magazine, where she created The 1619 Project, she said she’s “doing exactly what I’ve worked my entire career to do … The only reason I ever wanted to become a journalist was to write about racial inequalities.”
No one would have faulted veteran investigative reporter Les Zaitz if, after retiring from The Oregonian in 2016, he’d kicked back at his east Oregon ranch with his wife and watched the world go by. What did a man who’d covered the Mount St.
Gwen Ifill was a trailblazer and journalism icon with near-universal respect from peers for how she conducted her craft. She began her career in newspapers and moved to television networks, serving as moderator and managing editor of PBS’s “Washington Week” and co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” at the time of her death in 2016.
A breaking news event that occurred in the United States 39 years ago started longtime Univision anchor Jorge Ramos on his journalism career path. To help pay for college, the Mexico City native was working at a Mexico radio station. When then-U.S.
Submit items for People & Places to editor Scott Leadingham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Committee chairwoman completes NYC Marathon Hilary Fosdal knows many words as a journalist. But perhaps the most engrained in her psyche are “left foot, right foot.” The SPJ member and Digital Media Committee chairwoman completed the New York City Marathon on Nov.
[b]Krol is “Woman of the Year” Debra Krol was named “Woman of the Year” in November by the Phoenix Indian Center. Krol has worked as a writer, reporter and editor for 10 years, working with the Fort McDowell Yavapai News, Arizona Capitol Times and Native Peoples Magazine.
CHAPTER HOLIDAY PARTY SERVES DOUBLE DUTY In addition to the typical festivities, it was also a celebration of 70 years of SPJ membership for Austin Kiplinger. Kiplinger, the chairman of the Kiplinger Washington Editors and a D.C. Pro member, graciously hosted the party at the Editor’s building.
Brown Dunlap honored for distinguished service Karen Brown Dunlap, SPJ member and president of The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., was recently awarded the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. She has spent more than 30 years educating journalists and journalism students, teaching seminars in the U.S.
SPJ members inducted into Hall of Fame The Women’s Press Club of New York State Inc. celebrated its 40th anniversary in May by inducting two of its founders — both SPJ members — into the club’s Hall of Honor. They are freelance writers Kate Reinert Fleisher of Horseheads, N.Y.,
Peter Hayden Prince, an East Tennessee author, journalist and historian, died April 10 in Knoxville at the age of 70. Prince worked for several newspapers, including the Knoxville News Sentinel, from 1950 to 1985, according to an obituary Prince prepared for himself.
Brewer to lead City Paper Clint Brewer recently was named executive editor of the City Paper in Nashville, Tenn. Brewer was previously the managing editor of the Lebanon Democrat, which had won during his tenure back-to-back Malcolm Law awards as well as public service awards from the Tennessee Press Association.
SPJ members win fellowships The American Press Institute has awarded 10 fellowships to journalism educators and newspaper employees to use in attending API seminars in 2006. Each year, thousands of dollars in fellowships are available to applicants from the United States and Canada to attend API seminars.