John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Honorees Among 2013 George Polk Award Winners


Journalists who investigated the unregulated use of young confidential informants, failures by California's Office of Protective Services to address abuse at state clinics and the death of a man who was in Milwaukee police custody were among the 14 George Polk Award Winners announced Monday by Long Island University. Sarah Stillman of The New Yorker, whose article “The Throwaways” was runner up for this year's John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards, won for magazine reporting. Gina Barton of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — a previous John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim winner and judge for the 2012-2013 awards — won the local reporting award for her story “Death in a squad car leaves trail of anger, doubt.” Ryan Gabrielson of California Watch — a previous ohn Jay/H.F. Guggenheim fellow — won the award for state reporting for his “Broken Shield” series. For the full list of winners, click HERE.

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