Personal Journeys wins Green Eyeshade Award


Based on the volume of emails and comments we receive every week, we know readers love reading Personal Journeys. And now our peers agree. Five AJC writers have won second place in the 63rd annual Green Eyeshade Awards for best features writing for their contributions to Personal Journeys in 2012. Presented by the Society of Professional Journalists, the awards recognize the best journalism produced in the Southeast.

» THE BEST OF PERSONAL JOURNEYS: Read our award-winning stories, watch related videos, view photo galleries and more

Rosalind Bentley  joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2004. Recent stories have included features on Living Walls and the “Frida & Diego” show at the High Museum. Prior to joining the AJC, she was a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of race relations in Minnesota. She was educated at Florida A&M University.

» MORE:  See 'The nation's poet' in print | Meet the reporter: Rosalind Bentley

Mark Davis  joined the AJC in 2003 after working at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Tampa Tribune and CNN. A native of North Carolina, Davis is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has spent his career reporting on heroes, bums and creatures that walk, swim, crawl and fly.

» MORE:  See 'A family fractured' in print | Meet the reporter: Mark Davis

Helena Oliviero  joined the AJC in 2002 as a features writer. Previously she worked for the Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Knight Ridder as a correspondent in Mexico. The leader of the pack in Personal Journeys, she’s written five to date. She was educated at the University of San Francisco.

» MORE:  See 'The perfect match' in print | Meet the reporter: Helena Oliviero

Bill Torpy  joined the AJC in 1990. Previously he worked for the Daily Southtown in Chicago. Reporting on politics and crime, he covered former Mayor Bill Campbell’s corruption trial and the police shooting of Kathryn. The Chicago native is a graduate of Southern Illinois University.

» MORE:  See 'After the fall' in print | Meet the reporter: Bill Torpy

Jill Vejnoska  joined the AJC in 1991 and has covered everything from sports and politics to television and food. Some of the stories she’s covered include Hillary Clinton’s first Senate campaign and synchronized swimming at the Olympics. A native of Westfield, N.J., she was educated at Harvard and Columbia University.

» MORE:  See 'Hurricane season' in print | Meet the reporter: Jill Vejnoska


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