Awards & Distinctions
Journalism awards recognize writing talent.
I have been honored as the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Lisagor” Awards for column writing. The Chicago Headline Club is the largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
In 1990, I was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for my series on life in the Israeli occupied West Bank during the first Palestinian Intifada.
I also received two Stick-o-Type Awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild while at the Chicago Sun-Times.
In November, 2006, I was named “Best Ethnic Columnist in America” by the New America Media, often called the “Ethnic Pulitzer Prize.”
In May 2010, I received the National Sigma Delta Chi Award for Column and news reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.