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.
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.
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.
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.
In April 2017, The Medill Justice Project hosted Chinese journalists sponsored through the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program and spoke with the delegation about examining miscarriages of justice.
In March 2017, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association named MJP students the recipient of several Gold Circle Awards. MJP won first place for our investigation of the William Thomas “Tommy” Zeigler case and received a certificate of merit for our investigation of the Kate Parker Read the full story here.