Category Archives: 2012 News

Female political reporters optimistic about the future of women in journalism

When Jane Mayer, winner of the 2011 Robin Toner Prize, was rising in the field of journalism, she wore a red dress to a press conference by President Ronald Reagan.

“There’s the little girl in red!” Mayer recalled the shout …

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Panelists set for Toner Symposium on March 26

Four pioneering women journalists will highlight the challenges and opportunities of reporting the news in the digital age at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in late March.

The women will share their experiences and insights in a …

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Jane Mayer of The New Yorker wins 2011 Toner Prize

Jane Mayer of The New Yorker is this year’s winner of the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.

Mayer  won for an in-depth look at the effects on North Carolina of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down …

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2011 Toner Prize Honorable Mention for ProPublica

The Stories: With a  combination of computer mapping and shoe-leather reporting, the ProPublica team of reporters draw a clear and alarming picture of how powerful forces shape voting districts in states across the county. The entry description:  “As states …

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2011 Toner Prize Honorable Mention for Bloomberg News

The StoriesIn a five-month investigation, a team of Bloomberg News reporters tracked  the millions of dollars for political attack ads from outside groups that helped the Republican Party gain control of the U.S. House and enlarge its presence …

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Full bio of this year’s winner Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in March 1995. Based in Washington, D.C., she writes about politics, law and national security for the magazine. Recent subjects include the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision …

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