Baltimore Sun wins award from National Association of Black Journalists for school segregation series

The Baltimore Sun won a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists for its series on school segregation.

Baltimore Sun reporter Liz Bowie and former reporter Erica L. Green won the NABJ’s news series award for their project Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools. The four-part series, supported by a grant from the Education Writers Association, explored local attempts to better integrate schools by race and class.

The series also won a National Headliner Award earlier this year.

The Salute to Excellence competition honors print, online, television and radio journalism, as well as photojournalism and public relations work. Bowie and Green won their category for newspapers with a circulation of more than 150,000.

The winners were unveiled Saturday at a gala during NABJ’s annual convention in Detroit, and the association announced the winners Wednesday morning on its Twitter page.

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