Detroit Free Press Homicide Series Wins Award


The Detroit Free Press has won the $10,000 Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence for “Homicide in Detroit: Echoes of Violence.” Judges for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma described the six-part series as timeless, touching and powerful, with the stories conveying the immediate impact of violence and the long-term effects on everyone from young children to the elderly. Strong photos and careful reporting “showed a deep respect for victims and the community,” said one judge.

Reporter Jeff Seidel and photographer Eric Seals spent six months covering crime scenes, court cases, and neighborhood experiences. The series was published in December 2004. The series is linked here. For more information on the Dart Center and the awards, visit


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