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Lisa Armstrong Nominated for Media for a Just Society Award

  • By Ellen Lai

Associate Professor Lisa Armstrong was named a finalist for this year’s Media for a Just Society Awards for her story “Hard Time.”

Published by the Intercept in June 2016, “Hard Time” explores the criminal justice system’s use of mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles.

The awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues.

Armstrong, who has served with distinction as a Craft, Narrative, and International Reporting professor since she started working at the CUNY J-School eight years ago, was appointed to the full-time faculty as an associate professor in the Fall 2017 semester. 

She has received grants in support of her work from The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and The Carter Center. She has also won numerous awards for her work, including a Webby and a National Press Club award.