Worth Bingham Prize For Investigative Journalism

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Presentation of the 2015 Worth Bingham Prize and Taylor Family Award

Awards May 4, 2016

The Nieman Foundation presented the 49th annual Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism and the 14th annual Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism on May 4, 2016. The Tampa Bay Times has won Bingham Prize for its series “Failure Factories” while The Associated Press took home the Taylor Award with its trailblazing series “Seafood From Slaves.” Taylor finalists were “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” a collaboration between The Marshall Project and ProPublica; and “Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections,” another collaborative series produced by ProPublica together with NPR. Read more

Presentation of the 2014 Worth Bingham Prize and Taylor Family Award

Awards May 7, 2015

The Nieman Foundation presented the 48th annual Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism and the 14th annual Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism on May 7, 2015. The Miami Herald won the Bingham Prize for its comprehensive “Lost Innocents” series, while the Chicago Tribune took home the Taylor Award for “Red Light Cameras.” Taylor finalists were Chicago Magazine for “The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates” and The Boston Globe for “The Longest Road.” Read more

The Miami Herald’s “Innocents Lost” series wins Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism

Awards April 1, 2015

The Miami Herald’s meticulously researched and reported “Innocents Lost” series, which examines the deaths of hundreds of children in Florida, has won the 2014 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism. The Herald’s I-Team explored how 477 children died over a six year period, victims not only of abusive or neglectful caregivers but of a flawed Florida child welfare system. The deaths occurred as Florida reduced the number of children in foster care at the same time it cut services for troubled families. Read more

The Sacramento Bee’s “Nevada Patient Busing” series wins Bingham Prize

Awards March 24, 2014

The Sacramento Bee has won the 2013 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for its five-part series Nevada Patient Busing. The Bee’s investigation found that over the course of five years, the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas transported more than 1,500 mentally ill patients out of Nevada by bus, sending at least one person to every state in the continental United States. A third of those patients were sent to California. Read more

NYT Reporter Sam Dolnick Receives 2012 Worth Bingham Prize

News March 19, 2013

New York Times reporter Sam Dolnick has won the 2012 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for his three-part series Unlocked: Inside New Jersey’s Halfway Houses. During an exhaustive 10-month investigation of New Jersey’s privately run halfway houses, Dolnick discovered a broken and horribly flawed correctional system in which gang activity, drug use, sexual assaults and other violent behavior were commonplace and where lax security led to hundreds of annual escapes. While at large, some fugitives committed violent crimes, including murder, yet the state failed to punish the halfway house operators responsible for the runaways. Read more

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