Author Cookson Beecher has gained two awards within the Nationwide Federation of Press Girls (NFPW) at-large communications contest for articles printed by Meals Security Information.
Beecher’s article “World push important to forestall, battle pandemics; meals security one key issue” gained first place within the Science/Expertise class.
The decide of the piece mentioned, “This text has offered a wealth of knowledge to its reader. Thoroughly-written, as I learn it, I discovered a lot extra about meals security, pandemics, and what isn’t being accomplished globally.
“The writer has offered info, science, and actuality of what’s and might occur globally as international locations proceed ‘exploiting wildlife and destroying our ecosystems.’ The argument is effectively made. The info are effectively said and backed up by science. And, affordable options are steered. Now, let’s get nice minds studying this piece.”
Beecher’s article “Water shut-offs pose security dangers throughout coronavirus pandemic” in regards to the meals security risks of water outages and shut offs in the course of the pandemic obtained an honorable point out within the Authorities/Politics class.
The decide of the piece mentioned, “Good opening paragraphs, giving the reader conditions to narrate to. Good roundup of insurance policies in varied communities. Crisp, primary writing, simply what’s wanted for one of these article.”
The awards can be offered at NFPW 2021 Digital convention in June. For extra info, go to their web site.
Beecher spent 12 years working as an agriculture and surroundings reporter for Capital Press, a four-state newspaper that covers agricultural and forestry points within the Pacific Northwest.
Earlier than working at Capital Press, she was the editor of a small-town newspaper, the Courier Instances, in Skagit County, WA.
She obtained her bachelors in political science from Hunter School in New York Metropolis, and earlier than shifting West, she labored for publishing firms in mid-town Manhattan. Within the Seventies and ’80s, she and her household lived in North Idaho, the place they constructed a log house and lived a “pioneer life” with out operating water and electrical energy for nearly 10 years. She at present lives in rural Skagit County, WA.
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