The National Association of Black Journalists has announced its 2023 Salute to Excellence nominees, recognizing the outstanding work of several Inquirer journalists. Winners will be announced at an awards gala on Aug. 5 during the NABJ Convention and Career Fair in Birmingham, Ala.
- Jenice Armstrong is a finalist in the Newspaper: Commentary/Essay category for her portfolio of columns about Black life in and around Philadelphia.
- Valerie Russ is a finalist in the Newspaper: Single News Story category for “City’s plan for Harriet Tubman monument comes under fire for not being open to Black artists.”
- Wendy Ruderman is a finalist in the Newspaper: Single News Story category for “Minutes to Turn This Around,” about the tridemic of COVID, RSV, and flu.
- Layla A. Jones is a finalist in the Newspaper: Specialty category for “A More Perfect Union: When the Water Breaks,” tracing America’s maternal mortality crisis to Philadelphia.
- Layla A. Jones, Zoe Greenberg, and Samantha Melamed are finalists in the Newspaper: News Series category for four installments of A More Perfect Union: “When the Water Breaks,” “Balancing the Equation,” “Ghosts in the Water,” and “Inventing Solitary.”
Please join us in congratulating our colleagues for their nominations — we are rooting for all of them to be winners in August.