A Christian Science Monitor editor who worked to secure the release of journalist Jill Carroll in Iraq has been named the first winner of the “Mimi” journalism award.
David Clark Scott is an international news editor with the Boston-based Monitor who later edited a first-person account about Carroll’s experiences in captivity. Scott was praised for guiding foreign correspondents since the September eleventh attacks.
The “Mimi” award is named after Providence Journal editor Mary Dolbier Burkhardt and honors outstanding work by a journalism editor. Burkhardt, known by family and co-workers as “Mimi,” died in 2004.
Carroll was working as a freelancer for the Monitor when she was kidnapped in Baghdad last year. The U-Mass graduate was released nearly three months later.