Hartman Wins Ochberg Society's "Mimi" Award

Our friends at the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism have named Leda Hartman as the winner of its 2013 Mimi Award, honoring editors who “demonstrate the highest standards of ethics and empathy in reporting on victims of conflict, tragedy and social injustice.”

Hartman is editor of NPR’s Latino USA, a nationally broadcast radio program, and her own work has appeared on numerous programs, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Voice of America and others, and won her more than a dozen awards.

The award is named in memory of Providence Journal editor Mimi Burkhardt, who “understood the professional and interpersonal dynamics of reporting on traumatized people, and who fully supported journalists to produce meaningful, compassionate stories that improve communities and society.” It will be presented to Hartman on Oct. 18 in Providence, R.I., as part of a program and forum at the Providence Journal, “Putting People First: Managing Newsrooms in Crisis.” The forum will feature editors, journalists and photojournalists who have covered regional tragedies in the past year, including Newtown, Hurricane Sandy, and the Boston Marathon bombing. Click here to attend.

Read the full announcement of the award on the Ochberg Society website here.