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slides: PHOTOS: 26th Annual Metcalf Awards for Diversity in the Media

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

 

"Providence is two cities. I live in the Providence that has the Olympic Swimming pool at Brown University and the wonderful pools at the Eastside Y and at the Jewish Community Center. These pools are elegant and filled year-round with people enhancing the way they live. The other Providence has small 4 feet deep pools that are closed 90% of the time. The majority of the 178,042 people live in the other Providence," said Ray Rickman

In presenting a Metcalf Award for Diversity in the Media to GoLocalProv.com, former State Representative Rickman said, "GoLocal reported on the successful community effort to open the Davey Lopes Pool in the other Providence. GoLocal launched a media campaign to cover the story and educate the residents of both Providences. Some actually believe without GoLocal the community leaders would not have won the battle to get the Davey Lopes Pool opened. The exciting on-line news source is to be thanked for their wonderful use of photos and the language used and the constant reporting."

The other honorees from Rhode Island for Community & Justice are as follows:

The documentary "Outside the Box" won for Community and Broadcast. The film focused on Rhode Islanders with criminal records seeking employment. Director Rachel Levenson accepted the award on behalf of her production team.

The Providence Journal was honored for Multimedia Unique Series for "The Dream at 50," a series on the 50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" speech. Writer Alisha Pina was given the award.

The Journal also won for Print Daily for the series "Actually Andy: A Teenager's Gender Journey." Writer Karen Lee Ziner and photographer Kris Craig were honored for their work on Andy Noel who underwent transgender surgery.

Providence En Espanol was awarded for "Truncated Lives," a series on men serving sentences for murder. Publisher Victor Cuenca and reporter Arelis Pena Brito spoke on behalf of their publication.

Rhode Island Monthly's Jen McCaffery received the award in the Print Monthly category for her story on Ondrea Robinson, an adult with autism who earned her associates degree and is seeking employment.

The awards were presented at the Hotel Providence.

 

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Kate Nagle of GoLocalProv.com (left) and Ray Rickman of the Rickman Group (right)

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Rachel Levenson, director of the documentary "Outside the Box"

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Alisha Pena, writer for the Providence Journal

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Karen Lee Ziner, writer for the Providence Journal

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Transgender teenager Andy Noel and Providence Journal photographer Kris Craig

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Victor Cuenca, publisher of Providence En Espanol

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Arelis Pena Brito of Providence En Espanol accepting her award.

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Jen McCaffery of Rhode Island Monthly

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Jen McCaffery of Rhode Island Monthly (left) and Ondrea Robinson (center)

 
 

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