Watchdog journalism wins criminal-justice reporting awards

What topics got aired in stories winning or placing in the just-announced John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2012 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards?

  • The FBI’s use of informants in investigations of the Muslim community (Trevor Aaronson of Mother Jones magazine).
  • Police discipline (Gina Barton of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
  • Sex and rape in women’s prisons (Kelly Virella of City Limits Investigates).
  • Military justice (Marisa Taylor and Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers).

Congrats to the winners. To see daily examples of this sort of reporting, subscribe to the daily digest produced by the same folks who give out these awards: Ted Gest’s Crime and Justice News. 



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