Finalist

Suspended Futures
Single-Topic News or Feature: Broadcast

About the Entry

Using data from the state, this investigative series determined that black students in Missouri were significantly more likely to be suspended for behavior issues than their white peers who committed similar offenses, prompting education officials to revise their policies.

Entry Credit

  • Peter Balonon-Rosen, Reporter, WBUR
  • Brent Jones, Data Journalist, St. Louis Public Radio
  • Tim Lloyd, Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio
  • Kameel Stanley, Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio

Comments from the Judges

“I like the storytelling by Tim and Kameel and they did a great job demonstrating the impact of out of school suspensions. These two do a great job making education reporting accessible, and addressing the post-Ferguson equity issues is an important topic.”

“This is great, well-produced, accessible and thorough reporting.

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