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New York Emmy Goes to Journalism Alumna

Newsday.com journalist Rachel Weiss ’16 honored for her work focusing on Japanese-American internment camps.

Rachel Weiss ’16 (journalism) was nominated for two New York Emmy Awards this year for her work at Newsday.com as part of Newsday’s multimedia-reporting team that chronicled Japanese-Americans who were sent to internment camps during World War II. 

She won in the “Historical/Cultural: News” category for a video she produced about Japanese internment camps. (Other Emmy honorees for this project were Arnold Miller and Jeffrey Basinger.) 

Weiss interviewed survivors and people whose family members were interned during World War II. In addition to the video, she wrote an in depth feature story. The project recognized the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066.

The 61st Annual New York Emmy Awards were presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter.