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The Chicago Reporter led the honoree list of 17 "best practice" award winners on the coverage of race and ethnicity in the eighth annual Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's "Let's Do It Better!" Workshop competition.

The Chicago Reporter led the honoree hon·or·ee  
The recipient of an honor.

Noun 1. honoree - a recipient of honors in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments
recipient, receiver - a person who receives something
 list of 17 "best practice" award winners on the coverage of race and ethnicity ethnicity Vox populi Racial status–ie, African American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic  in the eighth annual Columbia University Columbia University, mainly in New York City; founded 1754 as King's College by grant of King George II; first college in New York City, fifth oldest in the United States; one of the eight Ivy League institutions.  Graduate School of Journalism's "Let's Do It Better!" Workshop competition. The Reporter won the $1,000 Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award, the highest recognition the school gives for newspaper reporting on racial issues.

The judges recognized the Reporter because of its "longstanding commitment to cover the struggles of race and poverty and for showing that a newspaper does not have to be a mainstream behemoth behemoth (bē`hĭmŏth, bĭhē`–) [Heb.,=plural of beast], large, fanciful primeval monster, like Leviathan, evoking the hippopotamus mentioned in the Book of Job.  to undertake challenging and courageous work," said Arlene Morgan, the program's director.

The Reporter's contribution to Chicago Matters, the annual public information multimedia series initiated and funded by The Chicago Community Trust, was recognized for its "fresh feel," reporting on hot-button topics through a clear-eyed, informative and fair style. Morgan said the Reporter offers journalism "a model of how to tackle race issues with thorough reporting, a wide cast of sources and lively writing."

The Tobenkin prize was established in 1959 after the death of Paul Tobenkin, a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune The New York Herald Tribune was a daily newspaper created in 1924 when the New York Tribune acquired the New York Herald. The Herald Tribune  who spent his career covering issues surrounding racial intolerance intolerance /in·tol·er·ance/ (in-tol´er-ans) inability to withstand or consume; inability to absorb or metabolize nutrients.

congenital lysine intolerance
 and discrimination.

Columbia's excellence awards competition drew more than 100 entries this year. The honored work is turned into presentations for an audience of news industry leaders and managers who attend a Ford Foundation-sponsored workshop in June designed to help them improve the diversity of their content and newsroom.
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Title Annotation:Reporter News
Publication:The Chicago Reporter
Date:Mar 1, 2006
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