American Society of Journalists and Authors Announces Winners of 2014 Writing Awards

NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) announces the recipients of its annual writing awards, honoring the outstanding nonfiction work produced on a freelance basis during the past year.

All are welcome to the ASJA Awards Gala on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Roosevelt Hotel. It's part of ASJA2014: Expand Your Reach, ASJA's annual writers conference. Several winners are part of the conference program. Tickets for the Gala, and full Conference information is available here.

2014 ASJA Awards -- Outstanding Book Prizes
Children's or Young Adult
Animal Superstars by Aline Alexander Newman

General Nonfiction
The Coat Route by Meg Lukens Noonan
Honorable Mention:Fevered by Linda Marsa

Memoir or Biography
Lucky That Way, Rediscovering My Father's World by Pamela Gerhardt

Service or Self-Help
You and Your Anxious Child by Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D with Leslie Pepper
Honorable Mention: Confessions of a Credit Junkie by Beverly Harzog

2014 ASJA Awards -- Periodical Prizes
* denotes categories open to the public

Arlene Eisenberg Award for an Article that Makes a Difference *
"Genetic Testing Can Be Dangerous to Your Health" by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, O the Oprah Magazine

June Roth Award for Medical Writing
"Children Are Dying" by Alexandra Robbins, The Washingtonian Magazine

Donald Robinson Award for Investigative Journalism *
"Children Are Dying" by Alexandra Robbins, The Washingtonian Magazine

Business/Technology Science 
"Mushroom Manifesto" by Kenneth Miller, Discover Magazine
Honorable Mention: "What Makes a Jewish Mother?" by Caren Chesler, The New York Times

First Person or Dramatic Narrative
"I Am Royce White: Living and Working with Anxiety Disorder" by Scott Neumyer, SBnation.com
Honorable Mention: "Portrait in Nature and Nurture" by Christine Koubek, BrainChildmag.com

Lifestyle
"Philadelphia's Artistic Freedom" by Echo Garrett, Arrive.com

Op-Ed
"Don't Jump!" By Liza Gross, Medical Examiner, Slate.com

Personal Essay or Opinion
"Two Muslim Brothers Who Took the Assimiliation Path" by Kenan Trebinecvic, WSJ.com
Honorable Mention: "Losing Our Religion" by Katherine Ozment, Boston Magazine

Profiles
"Ra-shede's Road" by John Rosengren, SBnation.com

Reporting on a Significant Topic
"Who Killed Chris Kyle?" by Laura Beil, Men's Health
Honorable Mention: "A Life or Death Situation" by Robin Marantz Henig, The New York Times Magazine

Service
"What Are Food Labels You Can Trust?", by Rachael Moeller Gorman, EatingWell.com
Honorable Mention: "Meet Your Future," by Richard Laliberte, Prevention.com

Trade
"The Law Machine" by Tam Harbert, North American, ICCC.org

Contact: Alexandra Owens

212-997-0947 / director@asja.org

SOURCE American Society of Journalists and Authors



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