by Michael Popham
MPR News’ Riham Feshir has been named as a recipient of the 2019 Above the Fold Awards from the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni Society. The award is given annually to alumni under the age of 40 who have made exceptional contributions to their fields.
In the school’s announcement, it had this to say about the Feshir’s achievements as a journalist:
She was the co-creator (along with fellow Hubbard School alum, Jon Collins) of 74 Seconds, an innovative podcast that covered the first-ever trial of a Minnesota police officer charged in an on-duty death. Her work on the podcast won national awards, including a Peabody, Livingston and Third Coast Best Documentary. Since joining MPR News in 2015, Riham has dug deep into various issues important to readers and listeners of all communities, all across the state, including mental health, racial inequity and police shootings.
This year’s other Above the Fold honorees are Elizabeth Giorgi, Kareem Rahma and Andy Thieman.