Los Angeles Times Writer Sonia Nazario to Discuss George Polk Award Series, 'Enrique's Journey'

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' featured guest speaker Thursday evening, March 6, 2003, Sonia Nazario, is this year's George Polk Award winner in International Reporting.

Nazario, along with Times photographer Don Bartletti, won the award for their six-part series, "Enrique's Journey." She will discuss at Thursday's meeting how she dealt with Enrique and other Honduran boys who cross Mexico in search of their parents in the United States. Nazario, who spent months researching and writing this compelling series, will talk about the many ethical challenges she faced, including how she sourced the series, and answer questions from the audience.

The George Polk Awards were established in 1949 by Long Island University in honor of the CBS correspondent who was murdered covering the civil war in Greece. It is one of the most coveted awards in journalism. Past award winners include Russell Baker, Bill Moyers, Christiane Amanpour, R. W. Apple, Jimmy Breslin, Walter Cronkite, Thomas Friedman, David Halberstam, Seymour Hersh, Marguerite Higgins and Edward R. Murrow.

The meeting begins at 6:30 at Philippe's Restaurant, 1001 N. Alameda St. in Los Angeles (213-628-3781). A no-host dinner will available.

The program is free, and reservations may be made by calling 323-259-3350.

Directions: Philippe's is located one block north of the Union Depot Train Station, Metro Rail Station, and Olvera Street in the Alameda District. Just on the fringe of Chinatown, Philippe's is within one mile of Dodger Stadium at the intersection of North Main, Alameda and Ord streets.

For more information, contact Judy Buller, 909-869-2919, jbuller@csupomona.edu


SOURCE: The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional

CONTACT: Judy Buller, +1-909-869-2919, jbuller@csupomona.edu, for The
Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists