Announcements


Notable news about The Medill Justice Project.

June 2017

June 2017

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).

May 2017

May 2017

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.

May 2017

May 2017

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.

May 2017

May 2017

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.

May 2017

May 2017

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.

May 2017

May 2017

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.

April 2017

April 2017

In April 2017, The Medill Justice Project won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for feature reporting for our video on the Tonia Miller case. The Murrow Awards are the embodiment of the values and principles set Read the full story here.

April 2017

April 2017

In April 2017, The Medill Justice Project won a first place regional Mark of Excellence Award in “Radio In-Depth Reporting” for the fourth episode of the Death Denied podcast. MJP was also named a finalist in “Best Independent Online Student Publication.” The Mark of Excellence Read the full story here.

April 2017

April 2017

In April 2017, The Medill Justice Project gave a talk at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle about its work.

April 2017

April 2017

In April 2017, the Chicago Headline Club named The Medill Justice Project a finalist for seven Peter Lisagor Awards. The Lisagor awards, which are open to professional journalists in Illinois and parts of Indiana, honor superior contributions to journalism. MJP is being recognized for our Read the full story here.