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Vanessa is an award-winning writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker online,FRONTLINE/World, PRI’s The World, The Atlantic, re:form, and elsewhere. Previously, she was a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Hartford Courant, an...

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Society of Professional Journalists Award

2006 - James Madison Freedom of Information Award
The James Madison Freedom of Information Award is a San Francisco Bay Area honor given to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the advancement of freedom of expression, particularly freedom of information (as in freedom of information legislation and open government). The award is intended to reflect the spirit of former U.S. statesman and president James Madison, traditionally regarded as the "Father of the United States Constitution" and primary author behind the George Mason-inspired United States Bill of Rights, and in particular the First Amendment. The award goes to media and community organizations, journalists, students, and citizens from the nine-county Bay Area who have defended public access to government meetings, public records, and court proceedings, or who have furthered other more general issues of freedom of expression and information.

Asian American Journalists Association National Awards

2014 - Radio/Audio
Excellence in journalism, Asian American issues