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Montgomery native wins Ancil Payne journalism award

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EUGENE, OREGON (WSFA) -

A Montgomery native and former student at St. James High School has won the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism.

Mazie Bryant, who is the editor-in-chief of the University of Alabama's Crimson White newspaper, was chosen for the award. Along with Bryant, editor Abbey Crain and magazine editor Matt Ford were chosen for their work on "The Final Barrier" which focused on the segregation in Greek life at Alabama.

"The Ancil Payne Award recognizes journalists who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to ethical conduct, even when faced with economic, personal, or political pressure," said Julianne Newton, Edwin L. Artzt Interim Dean. "Certainly these three journalists, as members of the university and Greek communities, faced each of these in pressure from administrators, the fraternity system, sources and friends to ‘leave it alone.'"

The 2014 award was given out by the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication for outstanding ethical decisions or work published in 2013. The award ceremony will be held on May 15 on the campus of the University of Oregon.

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