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DeNeen Brown


DeNeen L. Brown, an award-winning staff writer at The Washington Post, has held a variety of jobs at The Post:  copy editor, night police reporter, courts reporter, education reporter and as a general assignment reporter, writing about the middle class, culture and urban gentrification.  As The Post’s Canada bureau chief between 2000 and 2004, Brown traveled extensively throughout the Canadian Arctic and Arctic Archipelago to write about climate change, environmental damage, indigenous populations,  cultural erosion and politics. She has also written stories from Greenland, Haiti, and an icebreaker in the Northwest Passage. Brown has won numerous awards for her features and narratives from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, the Virginia Press Association and the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors. She earned first place in the investigative category from NABJ magazine for a story published in in  The Post magazine called "To Catch a Killer, " unraveling a woman’s quest to find her sons’ killers. Brown has been a Knight Fellow and a Washington Post Media Fellow at Duke University.  She has taught writing seminars at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, and  has been a guest lecturer on narrative writing at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in Florida. She has taught writing at National Writers Workshops in Seattle, Atlanta, Wichita, Austin and at the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors conference in New York. Brown’s award-winning stories were published in The Best Newspaper Writing of 1999. Her essays about the craft of writing are included in the anthology, Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide. (Photo: Merlin)

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