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Amy Mackinnon, ’18, Wins Prestigious duPont Award

  • By Ellen Lai
Amy Mackinnon

Amy Mackinnon, ’18, was part of the Coda Story-Reveal team that won the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for their radio episode “Russia’s New Scapegoats,” which addresses the rise of anti-gay sentiment in Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Reporting from St. Petersburg, Russia, Mackinnon introduced listeners to the stories of journalist Dmitry Tsilikin, who was killed in a suspected hate crime, as well as homophobic demagogues and vigilantes and their victims.

The winners will be honored in January ​2018 ​at ​Columbia University’s ​Low ​Memorial ​Library.​