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Gun Violence Expert Resource Guide

Some of the country’s foremost experts, organizations and academics working on gun violence issues are listed in this resource guide. Access the guide here. For more information on the topic click on “covering gun violence.”

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Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism

The deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., April 15 to apply for the 17th annual Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism honoring distinguished coverage in 2010 of children, youth and families. First-place winners receive $1,000; Categories include newspaper, video, magazine, audio, multimedia and photojournalism. First-place winners will also be considered for the America’s Promise Journalism Awards for Awareness, which pay $5,000. For more info, visit http://www.journalismcenter.org/content/history-and-guidelines

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Crime Reporting Case Study: Online Investigation Scripps Howard “Murder Mysteries”

Scripps Howard News Service (SHNS), based in Washington, D.C., which serves 14 daily newspapers and nine television stations owned by its media chain, decided to take a fresh look at murder in America, particularly the growing percentage of killings that go unsolved and the possibility that law enforcement authorities are overlooking serial killers. The result was a powerful series of stories that appeared on its website between May 23 and November 26, 2010. Led by reporter Thomas Hargrove, Scripps Howard […]

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CMCJ Fellow John Agar Wins Award for Investigative Series on Illegal Guns

A four-part series on the problem of illegal guns published in the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press in December 2010 was awarded third place for investigative reporting by the Michigan AP Editorial Association. The series, by reporter John Agar (“Guns Gone Bad”), tracked the circulation of illegal guns in Michigan and revealed that weapons stolen from legitimate owners –but not reported—can turn up in violent crimes years later. The series also worked with an innovative web site created for the investigation, […]

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John Jay Prize for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting 2010-2011

New York Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer Investigative Team won the 2011 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. Read the New York Magazine story, “I Did It,” by Robert Kolker here. Read the Philadelphia Inquirer Investigative team story, “Justice: Delayed, Dismissed, Denied” here. Honorable mention in the single-entry category went to Jim Schaefer of the Detroit Free Press, for his article, “Overdue Justice,” an investigation of victim restitutions still held in state coffers years later. Two entries […]

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New York Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer Investigative Team Win 2011 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

New York Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer Investigative Team Win 2011 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards New York, NY – January 12, 2011 — Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Robert Kolker of New York Magazine and Craig McCoy, Nancy Phillips, Dylan Purcell, John Sullivan, and Emilie Lounsberry, of the Philadelphia Inquirer are the winners of the John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2011 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards. “This […]