Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Long Overdue Praise for Trib Awards


Some of you may have read the Salt Lake Tribune’s three print accounts of Brooke’s accident and its aftermath for both of us, as well as seen the two multimedia essays, essentially one of Peggy, then one of Brooke. This is long overdue praise, but we thought you’d like to know that both Peggy Fletcher Stack, the writer, and Leah Hogsten, the photographer, have won awards:

Top of the Rockies Award:

News Feature, First Place:

Peggy Fletcher Stack

“Love and theory collide”

Salt Lake Tribune

Judge's comment: Heartbreaking, fascinating story, beautifully written, a pleasure to read. So human and lovely.”

Utah Press Association

Best news or features series, First Place

Peggy Fletcher Stack

“Love and theory collide”

Salt Lake Tribune

The Best of Photojournalism 2010 (national contest)

Feature Audio Slideshow, Third Place

Leah Hogsten

“Metamorphosis”

Salt Lake Tribune

Here's the link:

http://bop.nppa.org/2010/web_sites/winners/index.php?cat=FAS&smc=UNDE&place=3rd


Brooke (and I) are very proud of both Peggy and Leah, with whom, needless to say, we've spent a good deal of time over the last year and a half while they were working on these stories—we keep saying we wouldn’t have wanted to talk to any other reporters, but we think they’ve been amazingly sensitive to our situation and phenomenally careful and responsible in their reporting.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Dear Brooke and Peggy: I am currently in Riga, Latvia and just finished reading your blog and watching Leah's video. It was wonderfully personal and reminded me of my recent visit with Brooke. I am also pleased that Leah and our joint friend Peggy Fletcher Stack have received such deserved recognition for their great work. Hang in there you two. You are great inspirations to us all and we love you.

Paul Carpenter