Investigative Reporting in a Large Newsroom: First Prize—“Empty Desk Epidemic”
“Excellent blend of analysis and compelling stories on a subject that is a universal issue in K-12 education. It’s clear the reporters spent a great deal of time with their subjects and sources. Strong, balanced reporting and writing throughout.”
“Really important story and excellent job finding compelling human story lines to illustrate a troubling trend.”
Read the investigative series by David Jackson, Gary Marx, Alex Richards and Scott Strazzante in the Chicago Tribune.