Contributors: Aug. 3, 1998

JIM WILLWERTH and CHRISTOPHER JOHN FARLEY are two of the most recent TIME staff members to receive honors from the National Association of Black Journalists, a professional organization that annually recognizes excellence in "the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience." This week the two will be awarded the N.A.B.J.'s first-place prize for magazine writing for their Jan. 19 article, "Dead Teen Walking," a sobering account of youngsters on death row. In their story Willwerth, a Los Angeles-based correspondent, and Farley, a senior writer, raised some troubling questions about the conduct of prosecutors in the trial of Shareef Cousin, a...

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