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In the news: Phillip Martin

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In the news: Phillip Martin
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Phillip Martin, multi-awardwinning journalist and senior investigative reporter for the GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting, will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The 2024 inductees were announced in February and will be honored by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association at a ceremony June 13.

Throughout his career, Martin has been recognized for in-depth and thought-provoking reports,  particularly on topics of inequities and social justice at a hyperlocal and global scale. Awards include the 2023 Online Journalism Awards for social justice reporting on labor trafficking in Massachusetts, the 2022 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the multi-part GBH News series “Unseen,” and National Edward R. Murrow awards for investigative reporting in 2019 and 2014.

He was a 2022 Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, a Pulitzer Center grantee in 2018, an International Center for Journalist grantee in 2012 and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1998.

Martin was part of a team of reporters honored in 2002 with a George Foster Peabody Award to NPR for coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Numerous other journalism and civic engagement honors include Headliner, PMJA/PRNDI, AP, NABJ Salute to Excellence, regional Edward R. Murrow awards, AAJA, Ruben Salazar, Gabriel, Prized Pieces, Harry Chapin and Clarion awards, as well as one of GBH’s highest honors, the Margret and Hans Rey Producer of the Year Award (2011-2012).

He earned a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and studied international protection of human rights law at Harvard Law School as well as journalism at the University of California at Berkeley in the Program for Minority Journalists. He was NPR’s first national race-relations correspondent from 1998 to 2001.

Martin is an advisory board member for the GroundTruth Project and the Economic Hardship Project, as well as a Society of Professional Journalists New England board member.

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