Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 1/1/2018
ABC News will receive an award for the documentary “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992,” produced in partnership with Hollywood luminary, John Ridley. CBS News will be awarded for the Syrian war coverage of veteran correspondent Elizabeth Palmer, as well as for their two-part “60 Minutes” report from inside the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Scripps’ ABC affiliate KNXV-TV Phoenix will receive an award for their investigative reporting into the abuse of the Americans with Disabilities Act. TEGNA’s NBC affiliate KARE-TV Minneapolis will receive awards for three separate investigative stories. NBC-owned KNTV-TV San Jose will receive an award for an investigative series that chronicled the misuse of school police officers to discipline students. Tribune Broadcasting Company’s FOX affiliate WITI-TV Milwaukee will be awarded for challenging public opinion about laws intended to safeguard children that paradoxically may put them at greater risk. TEGNA Media’s CBS affiliate KHOU-TV Houston will be awarded for revealing Houston’s wasteful police body camera program.
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