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Leila Fadel

Northeastern alumna Leila Fadel, School of Journalism, has been awarded a 2019 Goldziher Prize for Professional Journalists, which recognizes journalists who counter narratives full of fear and hateful rhetoric with positive stories about Muslim Americans and the communities in which they live. Merrimack College’s Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations (JCM), the Religion News Foundation, and The William and Mary Greve Foundation, present the Goldziher Prize each year. The competition is hosted by Merrimack College in North Andover, MA.

Leila, who is an International Correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), was recognized for her work on Muslims in America: A New Generation, a groundbreaking, six-part series broadcast on NPR. These intimate and surprising stories explore the unseen lives of U.S. Muslims at a time when anti-Islamic sentiment surpasses the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

The award winners will be recognized at the Goldziher Prize 2019 Award Ceremony on May 2, 2019 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to celebrate and amplify this important work. The evening will be fun, provocative, and further the cause of great reporting. Please join us in congratulating Leila Fadel on this accomplishment! Read more about all of the winners here.