Alissa Rubin Wins Atlantic Media’s Michael Kelly Award

Well deserved.

Atlantic Media has named Alissa Rubin the winner of its Michael Kelly Award. Rubin won for her New York Times series on the treatment of women in Afghanistan.

The annual $25,000 Michael Kelly Award honors journalists whose work demonstrates “the fearless pursuit and expression of truth.”

“Rubin’s work displays the same kind of persistence and passion for truth that marked Michael Kelly’s career,” said Atlantic Media’s judges, in a statement. “In a year with an unusually large number of exceptional entries, her stories stood above the rest.”