Winners announced for 2019 Goldziher Prize for coverage of Muslim Americans

Religion News Service | 3/15/2019 | Staff
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(RNF) – Religion News Foundation, the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College and the William & Mary Greve Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Goldziher Prize, a biannual award for excellence in the coverage of Muslim Americans by an individual or team of U.S. journalists.

“We are very pleased to have supported this important award and to recognize journalists doing an excellent job covering Muslim Americans,” said Tom Gallagher, President and CEO, Religion News Foundation.

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“We are deeply impressed by the excellent journalism about Muslim Americans,” said Tamar Miller of the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College. “The beat continues to grow and the Goldziher Prize is a way of celebrating and amplifying this work,” she said.

The winners are as follows:

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Leila Fadel, for Muslims in America: A New Generation, a groundbreaking, six-part series broadcast on National Public Radio. These intimate and surprising stories explore the unseen lives of U.S. Muslims at a time when anti-Islamic sentiment surpasses the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Hannah Allam, for a yearlong series of BuzzFeed News articles that captures how external pressures are forcing internal debates among U.S. Muslims. These deeply reported stories, ranging from Here’s What Happens When Someone Burns Down Your Mosque to Inside A Summer Camp Where Kids Figure Out How To Be Muslim In America, reveal a community at once fearful and defiant as violence against Muslims rises.

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Aymann Ismail, for Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?, a video series for Slate Magazine in which Mr. Ismail, a talented young journalist, meets with anti-Muslim activists, state legislators, and his own family to find out if there really is anything to fear about American Muslims.

Sana Ullah, for Places You’ll Pray, a collection of vibrant images of young American Muslims praying in public spaces outside...
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