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Graciela Mochkofsky Named 2018 Cabot Prize Winner

  • By Ellen Lai
Graciela Mochkofsky

Columbia Journalism School will honor Graciela Mochkofsky, director of the Spanish-language Journalism Program at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, with a Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas.

The Cabot Prizes honor journalists for career excellence and coverage of the Western Hemisphere that furthers inter-American understanding.  They are the oldest international journalism awards.

In a statement, Cabot Prizes described Mochkofsky’s work as “consistently first rate and unfailingly relevant to public issues of primary importance for Latin America.”

Mochkofsky joined the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York in February 2016 as the first director of its bilingual Spanish-language Journalism Program.

A native of Argentina, she has worked as a professional journalist in South America and the U.S. She was a political correspondent with La Nación in Argentina, has been a columnist and blogger for El País in Spain, and a contributor to publications in Latin America, Europe, and the U.S., including The California Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker online, and The Paris Review blog.

The awards ceremony will be held on Oct. 10, 2018 at Low Library at Columbia University.