Environmental Health News Series Recognized with Oakes Award Honorable Mention

Environmental Health News (EHN) earned an Honorable Mention in the competition for the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism, which is given out by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:

For its series entitled Pollution, Poverty, People of Color, EHN dispatched reporters to seven cities to profile the wide variety of environmental health threats facing low-income communities of color. Thirty years after the emergence of the environmental justice movement with a protest in North Carolina, poor communities with large African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American populations still are exposed to a disproportionate burden of industrial pollutants.

EHN, which is foundation-funded, competed against top newspapers, magazines and other major media outlets for the Oakes Award.