Mother Jones reporter wins Polk for Romney story

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Associated Press

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 18 at 10:02 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans "believe they are victims" is among the winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism.

Winners also include journalists from Bloomberg News, The New York Times, CBS News, McClatchy Newspapers, GlobalPost, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, the Maine Sunday Telegram, "Frontline," and the nonprofit California Watch.

The awards were announced Monday by Long Island University.

The Polk Awards are among the top prizes in U.S. journalism. They were created in 1949 in honor of CBS reporter George W. Polk, who was killed while covering the Greek civil war. This year's awards will be given out April 11.

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