First Prize

A Promise to Renew
General News Outlet (Small Staff)

Source: The Hechinger Report

Comments from the Judges:

“Incredibly detailed, insightful series on a struggling inner-city Newark school. … Sara Neufeld’s reporting followed a captivating arc. Her stories tackled the story of Quitman school from multiple angles and with a clear eye. The level of detail gathered to tell the story of the school’s principal and several students is unusual and helped paint a more complete picture of the school and its challenges.”