July 3, 2016
Utilizing video, audio, graphics, and an interactive “You Be The Judge” feature, Jennifer Emily and Diane Jennings of The Dallas Morning News used digital tools to tell effective stories about inmates in the Texas prison system who entered at a young age and have grown up behind bars. The series, “Kids or Criminals: Growing Up and Getting Out,” won the Best Online Package in a joint competition among entries from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters and the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors. The Headliners Foundation recognized the reporters with its Charles E. Green Award for Excellence in Journalism. The Foundation’s Mark Morrison interviews Jennifer on her research and methods for telling the human side of these inmates’ experiences.