Two 1984 Nieman Classmates Win Awards

December 2004
Nieman Reports;Winter2004, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p74
This article reports that Jane Daugherty and Derrick Jackson, from the Nieman class of 1984, were honored by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California on October 4, 2004. The awards were designed in 1993 to recognize excellence in journalism on issues facing sexual minorities. Daugherty was named the first-ever winner of the NLGJA Journalist of the Year Award. Daugherty's project for the Palm Beach Post, Modern Day Slavery, also received the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the James M. Cox Public Service Award, the James K. Batten Award for Public Service, and the Harry Chapin Media Award. Derrick Jackson won first place in the Excellence in Writing Award for the Opinion/Editorial category. Jackson was a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the winner of commentary awards from the National Education Writers Association and Unity Awards in Media in 2004. A three-time Sword of Hope commentary award-winner, he has been with The Boston Globe since 1998.


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