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SOURCE American Society of Journalists and Authors
NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) announces the winners of its annual writing awards, honoring outstanding nonfiction produced on a freelance basis. Judges from the membership of ASJA select the winners from among several hundred submissions every year.
TheJune Roth Award for Medical Journalism to "A Mind in Danger"by Victoria Costello (Scientific American Mind). Maryn McKenna's Superbug is the winner of the June Roth Medical Book Award.
The Arlene Awards honor works that make a documented difference by inspiring action that has a positive impact on the community, society, or the world. This year the honorees are The Seed Underground by Janisse Ray, and My Orange Duffel Bag by Sam Bracken (brought to life by Echo Garrett).
The Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism is given to outstanding works of reportage. "The Truth About the Fast and Furious Scandal" by Katherine Eban (Fortune) is this year's first place winner.
The ASJA Extraordinary Service Award goes, posthumously, to Grace W. Weinstein whose decades of service to ASJA ran the gamut from president to board member, to longtime volunteer and treasurer of the Writers Emergency Assistance Fund.