The Boston Globe’s Brian McGrory has won a 2011 Scripps Howard Award for his Metro section columns, the Scripps Howard Foundation announced Friday.
The national awards are presented annually to recognize the “best work in the communications industry and journalism education.’’
McGrory, a former Globe metro editor and a national reporter, took the top prize for commentary for “helping a priest clear his name, cutting to the core of Mitt Romney, and an array of other thought-provoking columns about big events and small moments,’’ the foundation said in a statement.
Other columns for which McGrory received the award ranged from an account of a quiet meeting with a former president at a Maine farmstand to a reminder that the 2011 Red Sox represented everything that Boston is not.
Also among his award-winning columns: An insightful retrospective, 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, about those still dealing with the anguish of that unforgettable day.
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