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Congratulations to the staff of Undark for winning a 2023 Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). One of two winners in the “Digital Media – Online Project: Feature” category, the Undark staff scooped up the honor for their multi-part series “Long Division: The Persistence of Race Science,” which explores the dark history of race science and efforts to dismantle it.

Ashley Smart, a senior editor at Undark who teaches interviewing and opinion writing within the GPSW, and Angela Saini, who has authored four books on race and gender equity and will teach the new race equity module in the GPSW this coming academic year, served as editorial directors on the project.

This isn’t the first recognition for Long Division. In addition to winning a Salute to Excellence Award, the series was also a finalist for a 2023 National Magazine Award and is currently a finalist in two categories for the Online Journalism Awards.

You can read the entire Long Division series here. Congratulations again to Ashley, Angela, and the Undark team.