Rosalind Adams 2016
Rosalind Adams of BuzzFeed News is the winner of the 2016 Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting.
Judges for the award, which is sponsored by the National Press Foundation, selected Adams for a painstakingly-reported investigation of private psychiatric hospitals titled “Intake.”
The judges said: “Adams’ dogged reporting showed that a major for-profit company, which runs 200 psychiatric hospitals, was keeping patients locked up for their insurance money. Her investigation is compelling, chilling and even scary. It is accountability journalism at its best, and government officials are now demanding answers from the company.”