SANTA FE, N.M. — A Santa Fe freelance journalist has been named one of two 2019 recipients of the American Mosaic Journalism Prize, which comes with a $100,000 cash award.
Abe Streep was recognized for his New York Times feature titled “What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing for,” focused on a high school basketball team from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, and “The Last Best Place,” a Harper’s magazine feature about a Syrian refugee family, also in Montana. Streep is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, headquartered in Santa Fe.
The Heising-Simons Foundation, based in Los Altos, Calif., initiated the Mosaic prize in 2018 for freelancers displaying “excellence in long-form, narrative or deep reporting about underrepresented and/or misrepresented groups in the American landscape,” says a news release.
Recipients are chosen by a panel representing major news organizations, universities and freelance journalism. The other winner this year is Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, of New York.
“To be recognized by these judges and to be mentioned in the same breath as Rachel is a profound honor,” said Streep in a statement released by the foundation.
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