The National Press Foundation’s Feddie Reporting Award goes to Washington Post journalists Michael E. Miller, Justin Jouvenal and Dan Morse for their reporting on MS-13.
The three will receive the honor at the NPF annual journalism awards dinner on Feb. 15, 2018. Learn more about the dinner and awards here.
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.”
In 2010, the National Press Foundation established the Feddie Reporting Award to recognize outstanding reporting about the impact of federal laws and regulations on local communities. A list of past winners is here.
The National Press Foundation is an independent nonprofit that is run by and for journalists. NPF’s sole mission is to educate journalists about today’s most pressing issues and critical toolbox training.