The Journalism Center on Children and Families, a non-profit affiliate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, has announced the recipients of the 15th Annual Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Among the winners are The Boston Globe, KLOR-TV (Springfield, MO) and the Akron Beacon Journal. The medals are presented by the Journalism Center on Children & Families and funded by The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Other news organizations taking top honors in the 15th annual contest include USA Today, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Newsweek, Long Island Press, The Charlotte Observer, Roanoke Times, WNYC-FM and Public Policy Productions. The Washington Post wins its third consecutive Casey Medal; both The Dallas Morning News and Seattle Post-Intelligencer win their second consecutive medals.

All winners receive a Casey Medal and $1,000 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Over 600 journalists from across the nation entered this year’s contest. Judges sought masterfully reported, compelling stories that cut through compassion fatigue on socially significant topics; demonstrated enterprise and thorough research; and showed evidence of impact.

The Journalism Center on Children & Families is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Since 1993, the Journalism Center has helped more than 14,000 journalists cover critical social issues by providing training, resources, story ideas and more. This year, the center has received support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Challenge Fund for Journalism, Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, Ms. Foundation for Women, McCormick Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and individual donors.

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