published Saturday, June 30th, 2012

TFP staffers win national awards

Times Free Press staff writers Pam Sohn and Perla Trevizo have been awarded Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism by the Journalism Center on Children and Families at the University of Maryland.

Their reports were chosen from among 500 entries, according to a news release.

Sohn’s “Saving Mary” story, about a homeless woman and another woman who befriended and helped her, was a runner-up in the single-article category.

Here’s what the judges said:

“The series led two organizations that serve the homeless to re-evaluate their policies, inspired compassion on the part of readers and rekindled belief in Good Samaritans.”

Read the story here.

Trevizo’s series, “Between Two Worlds,” received an honorable mention in the project series category.

The judges said:

“This series shined a spotlight on immigration and deportation, through the eyes of young children: those brought here, those left behind, and those returned to their countries of origin by choice or by force.”

Read the series here.

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