The Marshall Undertaking has been honored for 2 of our latest initiatives by the distinguished Sigma Awards, which celebrates one of the best information journalism from around the globe. Within the “particular mission” class, reporters Nicole Lewis and Andrew R. Calderón had been awarded for his or her investigation of voter registration rates of formerly incarcerated people. Their groundbreaking work included a textual content message survey, novel evaluation, compelling storytelling, and detailed methodology. The story was revealed in partnership with the Louisville Courier-Journal and USA At this time Community.
“Nicole and Andrew’s investigation of voting registration charges is the type of quietly revolutionary piece that generally flies below the radar, so I’m thrilled to see their work acknowledged on this approach,” stated David Eads, information editor at The Marshall Undertaking.
The second Sigma Award, within the “portfolio” class, acknowledges information reporter Weihua Li for her contributions towards The Marshall Undertaking’s signature tales. Since becoming a member of The Marshall Undertaking three years in the past, Li has used information to assist readers make sense of the legal justice system. Her work on crises unfolding in jails because of the COVID-19 pandemic, police shootings in rural America, the surging homicide rate, and more have made her information evaluation extra essential than ever.
“Weihua’s recognition for her portfolio is a testomony to the significance of collaborative journalism. As an alternative of chasing particular person glory, she contributed foundational information reporting to a number of of The Marshall Undertaking’s signature tales,” stated Susan Chira, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Undertaking. “It’s actually thrilling to see Weihua and our proficient information reporting staff honored for the quantity of rigor and excellent laborious work they’ve put in; it’s so well-deserved.”
The Sigma Awards jury, with greater than 30 worldwide specialists, stated this about The Marshall Undertaking’s award submissions: “We had been blown away by the constant excellence in information evaluation and reporting, throughout all kinds of tales. The work challenges mainstream myths about crime and punishment, and empowers group members to make use of the info to carry the highly effective accountable. The Marshall Undertaking’s efforts to create a group of the incarcerated with the intention to heart tales and experiences is an instance for us all.”