INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY

Better Government Association, Chicago Headline Club, and Community Media Workshop — Journalism Awards Announced

July, 2016

We are proud to recognize this year’s recipients of three awards for excellence in journalism supported by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. First place in the Better Government Association’s 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting went to The Chicago Tribune for Harsh Treatment, a five-part investigation about residential treatment centers for wards of the state. Learn about all the winners and read their articles here. 

Also, The Chicago Headline Club presented this year’s Watchdog Award for Excellence in Public Interest Reporting to The Chicago Sun-Times for series of stories about the nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter in 2012. And, the Community Media Workshop’s 2015 Studs Terkel Awards honored six media professionals for outstanding coverage of Chicago’s diverse communities including Monica Eng, Reporter & Producer at Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ. The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is pleased to support this year’s best investigative reporting from Chicago and the region.

Pictured: The Chicago Tribune’s First Place winning team for "Harsh Treatment." Pictured left to right at the 2015 BGA Awards: David Jackson, Gary Marx, Richard Driehaus, and Duaa Eldeib. Photo by Tone Stockenström Photo

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