Al Jazeera America Wins Gracie Award

Al Jazeera America Wins Gracie Award

Producer Reed Lindsay Wins AJAM’s First Award Presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation

NEW YORK – (February 19, 2014) – Al Jazeera America’s  “America Tonight” producer Reed Lindsay is the recipient of a “Gracie” award, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, for the story “Fists of Fury,” in the  “Outstanding Hard News Feature” category. The award ceremony will take place in Beverly Hills, California on May 20, 2014. This marks the first award won by Al Jazeera America, the new U.S. news channel.

“Fists of Fury” aired on November 25, 2013 and follows a young woman’s journey from the slums of Kolkata (Calcutta) to the competitive boxing ring. The judges awarded Reed this honor for “superior quality in writing, product and programming.”

“This story epitomizes the values and mission of Al Jazeera America,” said Kate O’Brian, President of Al Jazeera America. “‘Fists of Fury’ is about a teenage girl who is defying the prevailing stereotype that Indian women are powerless victims in a chauvinistic society. We congratulate Reed and the entire team involved with reporting this important story.”

The story was commissioned by “America Tonight,” shepherded by senior commissioning producer Kathy Slobogin, and the subject was exclusive to Al Jazeera America.

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