WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang has won the 2010 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for an investigative report about Detroit’s broken public defender system. Her piece, “Not Enough Money Or Time To Defend Detroit’s Poor” aired on NPR's All Things Considered in 2009. Now in its ninth year, the award is named for the former senior news analyst for NPR and veteran Washington journalist who passed away in July.
The $5,000 Schorr Prize recognizes a new generation of public radio journalists 35 years old and under. Chang will be honored on Nov. 10, at the WBUR Public Radio Gala in Boston celebrating the station’s 60th anniversary.