Siegel wins travel-writing award for article in JI
Masada Siegel, a journalist and media personality known as “The Fun Girl Correspondent,” has won silver in the Personal Comment category of the 2014 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. The award, sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation, is given “for outstanding print, online and multimedia works and for travel photography and both audio and video broadcast.” Faculty members of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication judge the competition.
Siegel was recognized for her article “World Opens Up Solo,” published by the Jewish Independent.
The gold for Personal Comment went to Tony Perrottet, “Rich Tourist, Poor Tourist,” published by the New York Times; the bronze to Sean Carlson, “The Reach of a Single Village,” in the Irish Times; and an honorable mention to Christopher Solomon, “A Case for Getting Far, Far Away,” the New York Times.