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GW Magazine Nabs a Top Honor
June 18, 2012
Feature on art detective named one of the best alumni magazine articles of the year.
The story of a GW alumnus’ adventures in recovering stolen masterpieces has won GW Magazine a top national award for journalism in alumni magazines.
The award places the story among the top seven articles of 2011, selected out of nearly 200 stories from alumni magazines around the country vying for recognition.
The article, written by Danny Freedman, B.A. ’01, and Matt Lindsay, M.B.A. ’07, chronicles the exploits of art detective Charles Hill, B.A. ’71. The British sleuth’s credits include the recovery of Edvard Munch’s haunting painting The Scream, stolen in Norway in 1994, as well as the return of vaunted works by Johannes Vermeer, Francisco de Goya and Titian.
“This award is a great honor for GW Magazine,” said the magazine’s editor, Heather O. Milke.
“Danny and Matt took a nice idea about one of our many interesting alumni and developed it into a page-turner,” she said. “This article is just one of many examples of excellent literary journalism that can be found in our and other alumni magazines. We plan to be publishing more stories like this one in the future.”
The magazine is a quarterly publication that reaches 200,000 alumni and others around the world, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010.