Washington Post media columnist wins New England prize

BOSTON – Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan has been awarded New England’s top prize honouring those who work to defend press freedoms.

The New England First Amendment Coalition says Sullivan will be presented with its annual Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award on Feb. 24, 2017.

NEFAC says Sullivan was recognized for her past work as public editor at The New York Times and her efforts at the Post to champion access to information, media intimidation and news organizations’ roles as truth tellers.

Sullivan began her journalism career at The Buffalo News, where she became editor and vice-president. She spent four years at the Times before joining the Post last May.

The award is named for the late publisher of The Providence Journal.