Tribune-Review employees recognized at national Clarion Awards
Four Tribune-Review staffers won five national Clarion Awards from the Association for Women in Communications.
Photojournalist Andrew Russell took first place in two photo categories: best sports photo for a harness racer in action at The Meadows racetrack in Washington County, which accompanied an investigative story “Millions at Stake”; and best feature photo for his picture of a former Ugandan woman, Hanifa Nakiryowa, now living in the United States, as she lifted a scarf at Heinz Hall in Downtown Pittsburgh to reveal to an audience disfiguring scars she suffered after acid was thrown on her in 2011 in Uganda.
The latter photo previously won other awards, including the National Press Club's News Photo Award for 2015.
Photojournalist Stephanie Strasburg won first place in the major news event photo category for “Mother Loses Son,” taken as family members comforted a woman who lost a son to gun violence. The same photo previously won other awards, including first place in the National Headliner Awards' Spot News Photography category.
Photojournalist Justin Merriman took first place in the hard news photo series or essay category for a compilation of photos that accompanied the award-winning investigative series “American Coyotes” that revealed Americans represent the majority of human traffickers or “coyotes” who help smuggle undocumented immigrants across the Mexican border into the United States. To view Merriman's collection of photos from his 1,900-mile trip with investigative reporter Carl Prine along the Southwest border from Texas to the Pacific Ocean, click here .
Staff writer Chris Togneri won first place in the Clarion Awards' feature series writing category for a compilation of “Our Stories,” his weekly stories about people in Western Pennsylvania. To view the series, click here .