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SU grad student honored with NLGJA award
Todd Cross, a photography and multimedia graduate student in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has been recognized by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) for his multimedia piece, “Transgender: The Path to One’s Identity.” The piece won the organization’s Excellence in Student Journalism award.
An excerpt from the video states: “Attempts to define gender identity often fall short of grasping the complex nature of terms, experiences and self-discovery. We look at three members of the trans community—Rob, Charlene and Rebecca—all willing to share their intimate journeys in order to bring all of us together with greater understanding and compassion.”
The awards were presented at NLGJA’s 20th Anniversary Gala and Awards Ceremony, held September 4 during the 2010 National Convention and Seventh Annual LGBT Media Summit in San Francisco.
NLGJA is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. Founded in 1990, NLGJA is the leading professional organization for LGBT journalists with 20 chapters nationwide and members around the globe.
The NLGJA’s Excellence in Journalism awards were established in 1993 to foster, recognize and reward excellence in journalism on issues related to the LGBT community.