Blog: The Educated Reporter

Investigative Reporting in a Large Newsroom: First Prize—“Empty Desk Epidemic”

Judge Comments:

“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.