"Patrick Madden's story 'Assault on Justice' is a power-packed 16 minutes of on-air reporting with an equally strong result online," said Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE, who served as the prize’s finalist judge. "Madden took on one of the most pressing policy issues of the day—the mass incarceration of African American men—and exposed a critical piece of that puzzle at work in the nation's capital."
Project partners were WAMU, the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, the Center For Investigative Reporting, and PRX.
The $5,000 Schorr award, sponsored by WBUR and Boston University, and funded by Jim and Nancy Bildner, recognizes a new generation of public radio journalists under the age of 35 seeking to inspire them to stretch the boundaries of the medium.
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