publication date: Jul. 2, 2015

The Cancer Letter’s Coverage of Power Morcellation Wins Three Journalism Awards


The Cancer Letter won a first place 2015 National Press Club Award in the NPC’s annual journalism competition June 26.

The award recognizes Matthew Ongs series “Power Morcellation: A Hazardous Practice as the winner in the Newsletter Journalism category.

“This newsletter had very thorough coverage over multiple stories, the judges noted. “Sidebar interviews were well done. One of the stories helped shine light on a very controversial procedure that has since been highly restricted. The Cancer Letter is well-designed with good use of multimedia.”

Ong’s series, which includes an interview documentary, can be found here.

The series previously won the 2014 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism in the newsletter category April 23.

“Of all the entries, ‘Power Morcellation’ does an incredible job to describe a complicated subject in terms a layperson would understand and find interesting, the judges said at the awards ceremony June 26.The series also puts a human face on the topic, giving the audience someone with whom to connect. It does an incredible job of following the topic from a serious concern in the medical community to an FDA action.”

Ong’s series also received a first place 2015 Dateline Award for Excellence in Local Journalism in the newsletter category from the Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, D.C. Professional Chapter June 9.

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