2015 National Headliner Award for International News
2015 Human Rights Press Award from Amnesty International and Foreign Correspondents’ Club
2015 finalist for Livingston Award for International News 

Series: Dying for Justice

The Wronged Officers Club
A Chinese tale of abuse and a craving for justice

Blog: Days after we interviewed these former cops, Chinese authorities arrested two of them

Armed and Dangerous
China ends its ban on officers carrying guns, and a string of suspicious shootings follows

Blog: Newly armed police in China say they fear their guns as much as public

Escape from Execution
In China, a rare criminal case in which evidence made a difference

Party Justice
How the secretive, powerful agency in charge of investigating corrupt Chinese officials works



2014 Hugo Shong Reporting on Asia Award from Boston University
2014 Award for General Excellence from Asian American Journalists Association
2014 Human Rights Press Award from Amnesty International and Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Series: Parenting in a Party State

To talk, or not, about Tiananmen 
Witnesses to Tiananmen Square struggle with what to tell their children

One Child, One Death
Parents’ pain is magnified by China’s one-child rule

An Education in Corruption
Parents bribe to get students into top schools, despite campaign against corruption

Left Behind
China’s ‘left-behind children’ reflect toll of labor migration



2011 American Society of News Editors Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity
2011 Religion Writer of the Year

Serving his country, testing his faith
After the Fort Hood shootings, a Muslim American soldier battles on friendly ground

Need a blessing with that bread?
Preacher offers shoppers something they never bargained for

In the midst of crisis, a bedrock of faith
Seminarians still devoted to scandal-scarred vocation



2010 Pulitzer finalist team for breaking news on Fort Hood shooting

Unassuming on the surface, but roiling within
Suspect in Fort Hood rampage had deeply held religious and political beliefs

In aftermath of Fort Hood, community haunted by unheeded clues
As in Detroit case, trail of unnoticed clues reinforces troubling questions



2010 Religion Writer of the Year from Religion Newswriters Association

Soul-Searching on Facebook 

Sense of Sanctuary Lost As Church Attacks Spike 

Friars Trudge 300 Miles and Find Kindred Souls on the Way