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Taylor Dungjen and Amy Voigt, who spent four months reporting on Toledo’s gangs and gang culture, shared their experiences with the gangs and working on the award winning project. The gang series won a national award from the Associated Press Media Editors for Innovation in Watchdog Reporting.

Before joining the Blade as a crime reporter, Taylor worked for The Morning Reporter in Lorain, Ohio, The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon, and The News Record in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Cincinnati.

Amy is a Toledo Blade staff photojournalist and videographer. She came to the Blade from the Birmingham Post-Herald in Birmingham, Alabama where she served as staff photographer. Amy also was editor and shooter for International Thompson Publishing where her area was Southeast Asia, India, and Nepal. Ms. Voigt earned a Bachelor of Arts in art history and a minor in French from Fordham University and a master’s degree in photojournalism from the Missouri School of Journalism.

The presentation was during a Toledo Rotary meeting that was held at the Park Inn.

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