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Lorie Hearn, a 1995 Nieman Fellow, executive director and editor of inewsource, has received a 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for her work on the multimedia series “An Impossible Choice.” Hearn also received a 2014 IRE Award for her work on the series, which exposed and documented conditions at “vent farm” facilities where thousands of people are kept alive on life support. Hearn worked on the story with Joanne Faryon and Brad Racino. Presented in written narratives, radio stories, videos, graphics, and more, the reporting was produced by inewsource (formerly the Watchdog Institute), a nonprofit Hearn founded to explore and bring attention to common problems through collaboration with investigative centers and local media. Previously, Hearn spent 35 years at The San Diego Union-Tribune, working as a reporter, metro editor and senior editor for the paper’s metro and investigative unit.

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