Nelly Bly Award
An honor from the NY Press Club for the city’s best young journalist. Winning entry included a series of articles, one of which documented a California family’s struggle to remove their daughter’s death photos from the Internet.
The short-lived storytelling initiative I launched while executive editor of Tumblr — to produce original journalism — was honored by the 2012 Webbys. We were also the recipient of two NY Press Club Awards and a James Beard nom.
Front Page Awards
Four-time winner of the Front Page Award, from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Winning projects included: a Newsweek multimedia package called The Beauty Advantage; The Daily Beast’s Women in the World live-blog and special interactive gender report; a three-part Newsweek series on gay rights and a special report documenting American credit card debt.
The New York Press Club
I covered the 2010 fight to legalize marijuana in California and visited the country’s only pot school. The series won first prize for best web feature.
Not an Award But Cool
Two colleagues and I documented the 40th anniversary of a landmark gender discrimination suit against NEWSWEEK and question what had changed. The tale of that lawsuit became a book, The Good Girls Revolt, by Newsweek’s first female senior editor, Lynn Povich. My story is the first chapter.
The Time Tim Gunn Complimented My Outfit (Also Not an Award)
Because this made me embarrassingly happy: I hosted a NEWSWEEK roundtable with the judges of Project Runway, in which Tim Gunn told me my outfit was “adorable.” I blushed, then promptly returned the dress for store credit.