Monday, May 10, 2010

Magazine article by T.J. English cited as best crime reporting of 2009

MAY 10, 2010 -- The New York Press Club announced today that among its winners for the 2010 New York Press Club Journalism Awards is T.J. English. The author of Havana Nocturne, The Westies and other non-fiction crime books is to be honored for his article DOPE, which appeared in the December 2009 issue of Playboy magazine. DOPE chronicles the career of a veteran DEA agent under indictment for having framed more than a dozen people in Cleveland, Ohio on bogus narcotics charges. The article was selected as the year's best in the category of Crime Reporting/Magazine.

The New York Press Club was established in 1948 and gives out annual awards for the best journalism from newspapers, magazines, the web, television, wire services, and radio. The award is considered to be among the most prestigious journalism honors in the country and, this year, will be given out at a banquet and ceremony on June 14 in New York City.

Of the honor, English said, "The New York Press Club is comprised of some of the most accomplished working journalists in the world. It is especially gratifying to have the article cited and awarded by fellow writers, editors and reporters."

English has a new book that will be published later this year under the title, THE SAVAGE CITY (HarperCollins) that deals with an era of hostility between the NYPD and the Black Liberation Movement in the 1960s and early 1970s.

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