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New Times Food Editor Lauren Saria Is a Finalist for a National Journalism Award

Phoenix New Times
Food Editor Lauren Saria is a finalist for a national journalism award for a story she wrote about flour. 

Flour Power is about far more than that, of course — the 2014 cover story covered everything from the history of grain production and consumption to current attitudes and allergies and how millers, bakers and farmers in metro Phoenix are bringing the industry back to its roots. 

And now the Association of Food Journalists has recognized Saria by naming her story a finalist in the "Newspaper Food Feature" category. The winners will be announced in September in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Check out the list of finalists. 

In other contest news, earlier this month Chow Bella was honored with a second place award for feature blog from the Arizona Press Club. 

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at