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A.C. Thompson received the 2011 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence on Oct. 4 at Boston University. Thompson is a staff reporter for ProPublica whose work frequently exposes social injustice and the abuse of power. His reporting on events in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was critical to the uncovering of a string of racially motivated killings of unarmed civilians by New Orleans police officers. He recently spoke with Nieman Watchdog about criminal justice reporting. Read more

Also watch the Frontline program “Law and Disorder,” an investigation by Thompson and others about the police shootings in the wake of Katrina.

During the Stone event, BU graduate journalism student Carly Gelsinger received the I.F. Stone essay competition award for her thoughts on journalistic independence. Read the essay

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