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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Journalism Center on Children and Families, part of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, has announced the 2013 Casey Medal award winners for meritorious journalism. The awards celebrate the past year’s best reporting on children, youth and families in the U.S.
Journalistic efforts that took first place honors in the 19th annual contest include stunning images of families coping with urban poverty and gun violence, shocking accounts of abuse at facilities for developmentally disabled youth and adults, a moving and honest story of the struggles between a single father and his adopted son, and more.
The Journalism Center on Children and Families received entries representing the work of hundreds of reporters, editors, photographers and producers at more than 100 news organizations. Among the winners: The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBS Frontline, New York Magazine, Tampa Bay Times, WBEZ-Chicago Public Radio, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Center for Public Integrity, The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Des Moines Register, The Times of Northwest Indiana and WNYC’s Radio Rookies.
Judges sought journalism that packed a punch, stirred the conscience and made an impact; meticulously reported, powerfully delivered stories that shined a spotlight on issues, institutions and communities that rarely receive media attention.
The Journalism Center on Children and Families and the Medals program are funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Twelve winners will receive $1,000 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on September 26. Two honorees will receive additional prizes of $5,000 from the America’s Promise Alliance, a coalition of more than 350 national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth.
The full list of winners can be viewed here: http://www.journalismcenter.org/awards/2013-Casey-Medals-