Congratulations to J. Malcolm Garcia, who has won the Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism for his piece “Smoke Screen,” which appeared in the Aug. 15, 2011 issue of Guernica. Research funding for “Smoke Screen”—about the burn pits the U.S. Military uses to dispose of garbage—came from The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.
The Studs Terkel Award is granted by the Working Class Studies Association. Award judge Paul M. Basile of Fra Noi News praised Garcia, saying that he “circled circled the globe to expose a tragedy that had previously been hidden from the eyes of the world.”
The WCSA award winners will be honored at a banquet at the How Class Works Conference banquet on June 8 at SUNY Stony Brook.