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Infant-Formula Investigation Wins Meritorious Journalism Award, DC
Women's eNews writer Molly Ginty and editor in chief Rita Henley
Jensen received the Casey Award for Meritorious Journalism last night
alongside The Philadelphia Inquirer, WNYC and ABC in Washington, DC.
The Women's eNews team won their award in the category of Single
Article: Under 200,000 circulation for the report "Infant Formula
Companies Milk US Food Program".
The report, which was funded by The Investigative Fund at The
Nation Institute, was credited as "A meticulous exposé of how
industry-sponsored research, lobbying and advertising by infant
formula companies have led to a federal government subsidized market
for infant formula, despite global consensus on the superior health
benefits of breast milk.
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program distributes more than
half the infant formula sold in the U.S. but the supply
provided to new moms is not enough to feed their babies for a full
month. As a result, impoverished mothers bear the burden of high
out-of-pocket monthly expenses to feed their growing babies. Judges
praised this investigation by Women's eNews as being "in the best
tradition of accountability reporting."
The Casey Medals recognize distinguished coverage of children and
families, particularly the disadvantaged. Find all the winners
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