Proctor wins Emmart

February 07, 2003|By Sun staff writer

Three Maryland journalists, including The Sun's Stephen Proctor, have been named winners of the 2003 Emmart Memorial Award for excellence in writing in the arts and humanities.

The winners, which include Wendy Mitman Clarke of Chesapeake Bay magazine and Hannah Feldman of Baltimore magazine, will be honored at an awards ceremony Feb. 16.

Proctor, The Sun's deputy managing editor for features and sports, won for his essay "Heir Aberrant," comparing the careers of two renegade journalists from different eras, H.L. Mencken and Hunter S. Thompson. He will receive $1,000.

Clarke and Feldman will receive honorable mention awards of $250, Clarke for her profile of Chesapeake Bay waterman Walter Coles, and Feldman for her portrait of Baltimore restaurateur Morris Martick.

The awards honor the late A.D. Emmart, once a Sun reporter, editorial writer, foreign correspondent and arts critic.

The awards ceremony, open to the public, will follow a panel discussion on the question: Does the Baltimore media accurately reflect Baltimore's cultural reality? Moderated by WYPR-FM's Mindy Mintz, the panel includes Wiley Hall, executive editor of the Afro-American newspaper; Alice Cherbonnier, managing editor of The Baltimore Chronicle; and Laura Lippman, award-winning Baltimore mystery novelist.

The event is at 2:30 p.m. at the Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Ave.

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