Courant journalist Tom Condon has been named the winner of a national award for his writing about cities.
Condon, a columnist and deputy editorial page editor, is the 2013 winner of the AEJMC Gene Burd Urban Journalism Award, given annually to recognize "high-quality urban media reporting, critical analysis and research ... in urban life and culture." The award is named for longtime journalist and journalism professor Gene Burd, and is a joint venture of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the country's largest membership organization of journalism educators, and the Urban Journalism Foundation, which supports a variety of city-related programs.
University of Hartford communications professor Harvey Jassem nominated Condon for the award, saying his "smart and values-driven work has largely focused on making urban life, especially life in and around Hartford, better."
Condon will receive the award at the AEJMC annual convention in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Previous winners of the award include Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune, Paul Goldberger of the New Yorker, Peter Applebome of The New York Times and Joel Garreau of The Washington Post.
This is the fourth national award Condon has received since last year. Others were the 2012 National Headliners Award (first place for editorial writing), the Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award from Trinity College in 2012, and the 2013 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial writing, in which he was among the team of Courant editorial writers so honored.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun