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DNAinfo Reporter Darryl Holliday Wins Studs Terkel Award

By Mina Bloom | January 27, 2015 4:49pm
 Darryl Holliday is a general assignment reporter/producer at DNAinfo.com Chicago.
Darryl Holliday is a general assignment reporter/producer at DNAinfo.com Chicago.
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CHICAGO — DNAinfo Chicago's Darryl Holliday is among four journalists to win this year's Studs Terkel Community Media Awards from the Community Media Workshop.

Holliday, who covers Logan Square, Avondale and Humboldt Park for DNAinfo, was also recognized for co-founding the comic journalism project Illustrated Press. He was chosen for his "excellent work in covering Chicago's diverse communities," according to a news release.

"More than 60 journalists who have received the award in more than two decades are those that went the extra mile in sourcing stories, finding neighborhood voices and putting issues into a thoughtful context," the release said. 

"This year's winners are no different. They show whether in print or on the air, storytelling excellence is not bound to a specific platform."

The other three award recipients are Maudlyne Ihejirika with the Chicago Sun-Times, Monica Eng with Chicago Public Media and Sharon Cohen with The Associated Press.

The Studs Terkel Community Media Award recognizes journalists in any stage of their career for a body of work rather than a single article or series, the release said. Past winners include Alex Kotlowitz, Steve James, Mary Mitchell, Tom McNamee and Scott Simon, among others.

The award is named in honor of legendary author and broadcaster Studs Terkel, who was the driving force behind nonprofit organization Community Media Workshop until he died in 2008. 

An award ceremony will be held at College College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. at 5-8 p.m. March 12. Tickets can be bought online.

This year's Studs Terkel Uplifting Voices Award went to Adele Simmons of Metropolis Strategies, who will also be presented with the award at the March ceremony.

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