Three AHCJ members win NAM awards

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Chris King, Rong Xiaoqing, and Sunita Sohrabji are among the winners of the 2009 National Ethnic Media Awards, sponsored by New America Media.

Chris King, a 2007-08 Midwest Health Journalism Program Fellow, directs a question to a panelist at Health Journalism 2008 in Washington, D.C.Chris King directs a question to a panelist at Health Journalism 2008 in Washington, D.C.

King, of the St. Louis American, was the runner up in the depth/investigative category for a story called “New Beginning.” King was a member of the inaugural class of Midwest Health Journalism Program Fellows.

Xiaoqing, of Sing Tao Daily, won the category for international affairs (in-language) for a story titled “Dragon Children Return.”

Sohrabji, of India West, was the runner up in the health care category with “Postpartum Depression: South Asian Women Suffer in Silence” and runner up in the environmental issues category with “Green Rules Force Small Truckers Into the Red.” Sohrabji also won first place in New America Media’s 2009 Northern California Ethnic Media Awards for her article about postpartum depression.

The National Ethnic Media Awards will be presented on Friday at the National Ethnic Media Expo. New America Media is an association of ethnic media.

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