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2 freelance writers win new journalism prize in California

Jan 24, 2018 - Associated Press

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) - Two freelance journalists have won the first American Mosaic Journalism Prize for stories about the struggles of U.S. immigrants and others that the prize founders say have been underrepresented or misrepresented, it was announced Tuesday.

Jaeah Lee of San Francisco and Valeria Fernandez of Arizona will each receive $100,000, making it one of the richest prizes for journalism. By comparison, Pulitzer Prize winners generally receive $15,000.

The prize was crea...