Abigail Tucker Wins Berger Award for Human-Interest Reporting

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By: E&P Staff

Abigail Tucker, a feature writer from the Sun of Baltimore, has won the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism’s 2007 Mike Berger Award for human-interest reporting.

“In a particularly strong field of entries, Abigail Tucker’s writing on the lives of little-known people stood out for its depth, grace, sensitivity and emotional complexity,” said the Berger Committee, which reviewed a number of Tucker’s stories written from 2006 and 2007. “She does the Berger tradition proud.?

Tucker will receive $1,000 at Columbia’s annual Journalism Day celebration on May 15 in New York

“This award,” said Nicholas Lemann, dean of the journalism school, “honors beautiful writing on the lives of everyday people.”

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