The Feddie Reporting Award

In 2010, the National Press Foundation established this award to recognize outstanding reporting about the impact of federal laws and regulations on local communities. It is open to any U.S.-based journalist whose work represents the highest standards of journalism. The award comes with a cash prize of $5,000, which will be given at the NPF Annual Awards Dinner.

The National Press Foundation’s 2017 Feddie Reporting Award goes to Washington Post journalists Michael E. Miller, Justin Jouvenal and Dan Morse for their reporting on MS-13.

NPF judges said: “The Washington Post reporters revealed lapses in the federal refugee resettlement program that allowed MS-13 gang members to slip through the cracks and regroup in the United States. In the Washington area alone, more than 40 young immigrants have been involved in MS-13 violence including murder. In a deeply reported and beautifully presented project, the Post reporters illuminated the resurgence of gang violence, which later became a central issue in the Virginia governor’s race.”