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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Raquel Rutledge wins Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for “Cashing in on Kids”

Awards February 19, 2010

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Raquel Rutledge is winner of the 2009 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for her watchdog series “Cashing in on Kids.” In reports published over the course of a year, Rutledge exposed how lax oversight of a $350 million taxpayer-subsidized Wisconsin Shares child care program resulted in massive fraud. Read more

Morocco’s Leading Independent Magazine Is Shut Down

Nieman Notes February 2, 2010

Last week, the Morrocan weekly news magazine Le Journal Hebdomadaire—known to be very critical of the government and for its hard-hitting investigative journalism—was closed down by government authorities. Le Journal Hebdomadaire was founded in 1997 by Aboubakr Jamai, a 2007 Nieman Fellow. Read more