Global Security Newswire's Elaine Grossman Earns Coveted Editorial Prizes

Jun 22, 2010, 16:26 ET from National Journal Group

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Journal Group is proud to announce that Elaine Grossman has won two of journalism's top editorial awards for her work in Global Security Newswire (GSN), where she covers nuclear arms, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.  

Grossman's acclaimed article, "Inside Obama Administration, A Tug Of War Over Nuclear Warheads [link to:]," took First Prize in Online News/Features from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Washington 2009 Dateline Award, as well as First Prize for Best Spot News or Exclusive Single News Story from the Specialized Information Publishers Foundation's Editorial Awards.    

The winning article examined the United States' evolving position on nuclear arsenal and the closed-door disputes within President Obama's administration.  The piece was praised by SPJ judges:

"The story is well-sourced and fair. It explains the technical concerns that are part of the debate, and represents well the dual goals represented in developing an approach to nuclear warheads: reducing the number whiles also ensuring that those remaining are state of the art—or at least work. The issues raised about the risk of theft and accidental detonation left this reader sobered."

Along with previous awards from SPJ, Grossman's [link to:] articles have won 11 national journalism awards over the past decade, including top honors from the National Press Club for investigative, analytical, online and breaking-news reporting.

Published independently by National Journal Group, Global Security Newswire is a free publication that [link to:] provides thorough and insightful news coverage of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, terrorism and related issues, including abstracts drawn daily from a diverse spectrum of publications. GSN publishes news briefs, in-depth analyses, features and interviews that reach more than 30,000 readers in 176 countries.  GSN is funded by the Nuclear Threat Initiative.

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