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.”
Flavelle will receive the honor at the NPF annual journalism awards dinner on Feb. 13, 2019. Learn more about the dinner and awards here.
Honorable mention goes to Reuters for a project on corrections officers using tasers to subdue prisoners.
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.