With photographs by Ruth Fremson and text by Andrea Elliott, the five-part New York Times December 2013 series about the city’s youngest homeless residents, as seen through the eyes of Dasani, shocked and moved readers. This week, it has earned Elliott some prestigious recognition.
From the Scripps Howard Awards announcement:
Andrea Elliott of the New York Times receives $10,000 and the Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling for “Invisible Child,” a chronicle of a year in the life of one of the city’s 22,000 homeless children.
Elliott beat out category finalists from the LA Times and Tampa Bay Times. The award will be presented in Cincinnati May 22.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Bloomberg Aides Take Issue with NY Times Piece on Homeless Girl