Miami Her­ald, Wall St. Jour­nal, USA To­day win APM hon­ors

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The Miami Her­ald, The Wall Street Jour­nal and USA To­day were among the news or­ga­ni­za­tions that won top hon­ors in the an­nual As­so­ci­ated Press Me­dia Ed­i­tors’ Jour­nal­ism Ex­cel­lence Awards.

APME also an­nounced that the Seat­tle Times, Alabama Me­dia Group, the Sara­sota ( Florida) Her­ald-Tri­bune and Ver­mont Public Ra­dio were win­ners in a new con­test cat­e­gory, the Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment Award, which drew a large num­ber of en­tries.

The Miami Her­ald won the 45th An­nual Public Ser­vice Award in the large cir­cu­la­tion cat­e­gory for “In­no­cents Lost,” its in­ves­ti­ga­tion of child deaths be­cause of abuse or ne­glect af­ter Florida changed its pol­icy and re­duced the num­ber of chil­dren in state care. The Her­ald also won the Best of Show award, spon­sored by the APME Foun­da­tion, which car­ries a US$1,500 prize.

The Detroit News won in the 40,000 to 149,999 cir­cu­la­tion cat­e­gory for its in­ves­ti­ga­tion of Detroit’s high in­fant mor­tal­ity rate.

The Desert Sun of Palm Springs, Cal­i­for­nia, was rec­og­nized in the small cir­cu­la­tion cat­e­gory for its in­ves­ti­ga­tion that found that more Marines from the Twen­ty­nine Palms Marine base have died back home than in the Mid­dle East.

The Wall Street Jour­nal won the Tom Cur­ley First Amend­ment Sweep­stakes Award for “Medi­care Un­masked,” which forced the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to make public Medi­care data that had been kept se­cret for decades.

USA To­day’s project “Fugi­tives Next Door” won the First Amend­ment Award in the large cir­cu­la­tion cat­e­gory for re­veal­ing how law en­force­ment agen­cies let fugi­tives go free.

The Colum­bus Dis­patch and the Stu­dent Press Law Cen­ter won in the 40,000 to 149,999 cir­cu­la­tion cat­e­gory for “Cam­pus In­se­cu­rity,” a se­ries of re­ports on the de­nial and injustice that hides the truth about the crime on col­lege cam­puses from par­ents and stu­dents.

The San Bernardino (Cal­i­for­nia) Sun was hon­ored in its cir­cu­la­tion cat­e­gory for re­port­ing on the Rialto Uni­fied School Dis­trict, its ad­min­is­tra­tors and school board mem­bers — all of whom showed re­luc­tance to pro­vide public records, and even failed to tell the truth.

APME is an as­so­ci­a­tion of ed­i­tors and con­tent lead­ers at news­pa­pers, broad­cast out­lets and dig­i­tal news­rooms as well as jour­nal­ism ed­u­ca­tors and stu­dent lead­ers in the United States and Canada. APME works closely with The As­so­ci­ated Press to foster jour­nal­ism ex­cel­lence.

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