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Nominations Open: CWLA's Anna Quindlen Journalism Awards for Child Welfare-Related Reporting

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Shawn Flaherty

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), a leading voice for children, is seeking nominations for the Anna Quindlen Awards for Excellence in Journalism on Behalf of Children and Families

November 21, 2011 deadline

Winners will be invited to accept the award during CWLA's 2012 National Conference, Making Children a National Priority: Leading Change, to be held February 26-29, 2012, in Washington, DC

Journalists play an important role in shaping public understanding of issues facing vulnerable children. CWLA established the award in 1995 to recognize individuals in the field of journalism--print/online reporters, editorial writers, and radio and broadcast producers and reporters--whose coverage of child welfare issues advances knowledge and understanding of the state of vulnerable children and families in America.

Separate awards are given for print/online and broadcast work. Candidates for this award must have covered relevant issues during the preceding 12 months (starting November 21, 2010); and as a result of their work, produced positive change for children and families. To learn more about the nomination process, click here.

The award is named for Pulitzer Prize-winner Anna Quindlen, a novelist, social critic, and contributing editor for Newsweek and The New York Times, whose thoughtful and impassioned commentary touches on a range of social issues, including many related to children. Last year's winners were: Marjie Lundstrom, a Sacramento Bee reporter who covered the unsolved murder of a 4-year-old foster child, and Noelle Conti, a producer with KPCC's Patt Morrison Show who developed a series of segments and an interactive web site that provided an in-depth look at issues facing youth in foster care.

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CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. Through its programs, publications, conferences, professional development, and consultation, CWLA speaks with authority and candor about the status and the needs of American children, young people, and families. As the nationally recognized standard-setter for child welfare services, CWLA provides direct support to agencies that serve children and families, improving the quality of the services they provide to more than nine million children every year.

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