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Associated Press Staff to Use Gramling Awards for Legal Studies

The Associated Press is reporting that nine Associated Press staff members have received 2009 Oliver S. Gramling Awards for Excellence.

The awards, established in 1994, are given annually to staff members whose work and initiative contribute significantly to the news report and to overall AP operations.

Two winners of $3,000 Gramling Scholarship Awards, Jessica Gresko and Sharon Hobbs, are using the awards for legal studies.

Gresko, employed by the Mid-Atlantic bureau in Washington, D.C., is studying for a Masters in the Study of Law at Georgetown University, a program that provides immersion in law specifically designed for journalists, so she can enhance her reporting of legal stories. Hobbs, the New York-based manager of legal services, will enroll in a paralegal certificate training program at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to learn more about contracts management, due diligence, research and legal documentation.

Congratulations to both Gresko and Hobbs, who will no doubt be outstanding legal studies students.

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