Beyonce receives journalism award from New York Association of Black Journalists

By Gina DiFalco,

Beyonce is already a 16-time Grammy winner, but the new mother has just added another prestigious honor to her resume.

New York Association of Black Journalists has named Beyonce one of the year’s top journalists for an article she wrote in the July 2011 issue of Essence magazine called "Eat, Play, Love.”

According to KABC, the article was about how her life changed when she took a brief break from music.

E! News reports that the first-person written article was just one of the promotional duties Beyonce took on as she promoted her album 4.

The “Crazy in Love” singer will be just one of 40 journalists honored in NABJ's arts and entertainment magazine category, but there’s no word yet on if she will appear in person to accept the award at the New York banquet gala on May 15.

Although there’s been some backlash on NABJ’s decision to honor Beyonce, the president of the New York chapter of the group, Michael Feeney, calls her recognition “fair and square.”

"I believe it was selected on content and the writing and not on her celebrity,” said Feeney.

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