12.22.2008

Final Call Staff Writer Nisa Muhammad wins Best Local News Coverage honors

Over 100 people gathered on December 11 for the first Washington, D.C., Ethnic Media Awards, organized by New America Media and American University School of Communication to honor excellence in reporting.

Nisa Muhammad, Final Call Staff Writer, won Best Local News Coverage for her story Black Neighborhoods on Lockdown about police checkpoints in some areas of Washington, D.C.!

“I’m totally surprised and also very happy for the award. But this kind of event has allowed us to connect with other communities we wouldn’t have reached any other way, we would have remained unconnected,” Muhammad said to NAM.

To view the other winners visit www.newamericamedia.org