New Haven’s Hard Work Team Yale Alumni Magazine won a national award last week for âThe Long Agony of Racism,â a set of story covers exploring the issues raised by the police murder of George Floyd, released a month after his death.
The award was presented last week at the annual Folio: New York Gala, a national magazine publishing event. YAM Editor-in-chief Kathrin Day Lassila also won a columnist award at the event.
Here’s a release from YAM with details on the rewards:
The Yale Alumni Magazine received two awards of excellence on October 14, 2021 at the Folio: gala in New York. âThe Long Agony of Racismâ, the July / August 2020 cover, won for Essays and Criticism; and âNew to the Worldâ, on children’s books, won the Chronicle / Blog category. (Both categories belonged to the âassociation / non-profitâ division.)
Folio’s Annual Awards Night: Brings together magazine editors from many different fields to celebrate âengaging content and exceptional designâ.
The winning feature film, âThe Long Agony of Racismâ (https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/5171-the-long-agony-of-racism), was released in July / August 2020 Yale Alumni Magazine shortly after the brutal death of George Floyd. Three Yale professors wrote the essays: “A Devastating and Ruinous Story” by Larry Gladney, “Rewriting the End” by Emily Greenwood (now at Princeton) and “Race relations at this perilous moment” by Gerald Jaynes. âThe painful cycle of national mourning around the spectacle of the black body subjected to torture and death is a cycle we can and must break,â Greenwood wrote. “We can rewrite this ending.”
The winning column, âNew to the Worldâ (https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/5189-new-to-the-world), was written by Yale Alumni Magazine Editor-in-chief Kathrin Day Lassila after a chat with children’s book scholar and historian Leonard Marcus. âChildren are so new to the world that very little of what happens to them feels familiar, or particularly safe,â he said, âand a story, by its nature, has a form that reinforces meaning. order and clarity of life. Lassila concluded, “We can all use order and clarity in life. Support your fellow human beings. And read good books.
In addition, “Yale vs COVID”, an illustration guided by the Yale Alumni MagazineArtistic Director Jeanine Dunn for the July / August 2020 issue was a finalist in the Feature Design category. âA Strength of Steel and Quiet,â Lassila’s tribute to academic Deborah Rhode in the March / April 2021 issue, was a finalist in the Chronicle / Blog category.