VOA’s Heidi Chang wins first place in the category of Feature Reporting
Feature Desk radio stringer Heidi Chang won first place in the category of Feature Reporting at the June 29 annual awards dinner of the Society of Professional Journalists in Hawaii.
The winning entry was an obituary for Tyrus Wong, the Chinese-American animator who created the Disney character Bambi. Editor Faith Lapidus was named as co-winner. The judges’ comment read: “This is a really lovely obituary with nice sound and a wide range of voices explaining the artist’s impact.”