Craft’s Lisa Armstrong Wins Award for “Article that Makes a Difference” on Rape in Haiti

A magazine story by Lisa Armstrong, who teaches Craft of Journalism and international reporting, has won an award for “articles that make a difference” from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

The piece, which appeared in the January 2011 issue of Essence magazine, profiled women who were fighting back against the rape and violence that plagued occupants of makeshift settlements in Haiti a year after the earthquake that destroyed the capital. Armstrong’s work in Haiti was supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

The award will be presented on Apr. 26 during the 41st annual ASJA Writers Conference, held in New York City at the Roosevelt Hotel. Founded in 1948, ASJA is the professional association of independent nonfiction writers, with more than 1,400 members who have met exacting standards for professional achievement.