In August 2017, The Medill Justice Project won a Salute to Excellence in Collegiate Journalism Award from the National Association of Black Journalists in “Online News Reporting” for our story about three-strikes laws and the Rodney Fisher case. The national competition recognizes reporting done by Read the full story here.
In August 2017, The Medill Justice Project conducted a session at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s annual conference in Chicago on how to create a journalism justice project at other universities.
In July 2017, MJP spoke about its work to rising high school seniors participating in the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute, also known as Medill cherubs, a five-week summer journalism program.
In June 2017, Northwestern University’s Digital Learning website featured a story about The Medill Justice Project investigative journalism class and MJP’s plans to develop a massive open online course (MOOC).
In May 2017, The Medill Justice Project hosted government officials, academics and civil society leaders from Africa who were sponsored through the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. MJP spoke with the delegation about examining miscarriages of justice.
In May 2017, The Medill Justice Project was named a national finalist for the Mark of Excellence Award in “Radio In-Depth Reporting” for the fourth episode of the Death Denied podcast. The Mark of Excellence Awards are presented by the Society of Professional Journalists and Read the full story here.
In May 2017, The Medill Justice Project won three Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism for our multimedia investigations of the Tonia Miller case, the William Thomas “Tommy” Zeigler case and the death penalty. The Chicago Headline Club, one of the largest chapters of the national Society Read the full story here.
The Medill Justice Project is proud to present the second season of MJP-TV, a weekly interview-style television program. Starting today, Chicago audiences can watch MJP-TV on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on CAN TV Channel 21. In its second season, MJP-TV features former Read the full story here.
In May 2017, The Washington Post with The Medill Justice Project—as part of an expansion of our investigative journalism—published an in-depth story on the forfeiture of federal funds meant to provide affordable housing in U.S. cities. Washington Post investigative journalist Debbie Cenziper worked with Read the full story here.