Feb 17, 2009

Polk awards

Winners of the 2008 George Polk Award include husband and wife Barry Bearak and Celia Dugger of the New York Times for their coverage of Zimbabwe's political turmoil, Jim Schaefer and M.L. Elrick of the now thrice-weekly Detroit Free Press for uncovering Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's illicit dealings, and Paul Pringle of the Los Angeles Times for rooting out corruption in the Service Employees International Union. Associated Press

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