The Feddie Reporting Award

Christopher Flavelle, a reporter for Bloomberg News, has won the National Press Foundation’s Feddie Reporting Award for his reporting on the impact of federal flood insurance policy on local communities.

NPF judges said: “Christopher Flavelle of Bloomberg News provided an eye-opening investigation into flaws in so-called managed retreat in federal flood insurance practices. The National Flood Insurance Program is a case study of federal policy that simply doesn’t work.”

Other stories by Flavelle:
America’s Last-Ditch Climate Strategy of Retreat Isn’t Going So Well
Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First

Honorable mention goes to Reuters for a project on corrections officers using tasers to subdue prisoners.

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 and a cash prize of $5,000 will be presented at the NPF Awards Dinner on Feb. 13, 2019.