Spring is journalism awards season and we’re delighted that the Center for Public Integrity and partner NPR have received a prestigious Dart Award for the story “Seeking Justice in Campus Rapes.” The award is bestowed by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University.
“This series combined far-reaching investigative reporting with powerful personal stories to expose a pattern in which college students found responsible for sexual assaults face little punishment, while their victims receive little help,” said the Dart Center in a statement. Center journalists Kristen Lombardi, Kristin Jones, David Donald and Gordin Witkin were named in the award, along with Joseph Shapiro, Robert Benincasa and Susanne Reber from NPR.
Our health care analyst Wendell Potter continues to give unprecedented insight into how insurance companies make money and game the system. We’re particularly proud that Wendell’s book, Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, just won the Ridenhour Book Prize. The prize is given in honor of investigative journalist Ron Ridenhour.