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Chicago Tribune Wins Top RFK Journalism Award

April 25, 1994

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Chicago Tribune series about murdered children won the top prize in the 1994 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards contest.

The Tribune was honored for its decision to cover every child murder in Chicago on the front page in 1993.

The judges, who announced the winners Sunday, said the series ″demonstrates that children are all vulnerable, regardless of race, economic status or geography.″

The series won the print journalism category and also was awarded the contest’s grand prize.

Jack Bass won the annual RFK Book Award for ″Taming the Storm: The Life and Times of Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr. and the South’s Fight Over Civil Rights.″

Other winners were:

-Television: Home Box Office, ″I Am A Promise.″

-International print: The Washington Post for a series about women in Third World countries.

-International television: ABC for coverage of famine in Sudan.

-Cartoon: Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Constitution.

-Photojournalism: Gregory Mellis, The State Journal Register, Springfield, Ill.

-International photojournalism: Susan Winters, Philadelphia Daily News.

-Radio: National Public Radio Horizons, ″Taking Care of Undocumented Kids.″

-International radio: National Public Radio, ″A Prayer for Burundi.″

-Student journalism: The Sentinel, North Idaho College, for a series about challenges faced by students attending a community college in a remote area.

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