NYU Arts & Science


Alumna Wins Ida B. Wells Award

November 6, 2007

Women’s eNews has named Cristi Hegranes (M.A. ’05) one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century for 2008 and the winner of the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism. In 2006, Hegranes founded the Press Institute for Women in the Developing World, which trains women to become local investigative reporters focusing on issues such as reproductive health and political oppression. The institute, which has trained 10 reporters in Chiapas, Mexico and Kathmandu, Nepal, also features a news wire with readership in 50 countries.