Top Journalists Interviews

TxTag Troubles: Investigative Reporting Leads to Billing Overhaul

August 15, 2018

When KXAN-TV’s investigative reporting team started digging into toll tag bills from dozens of irate motorists who contacted the station, things didn’t quite add up. When the team started asking questions of the state agency that oversees the tollway system, …

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Predicting Hurricane Harvey’s Wrath, and Investigating its Aftermath

May 18, 2018

The Texas Tribune and ProPublica came to their coverage of Hurricane Harvey well-armed with data and information from their award winning investigation in 2016 —     “Hell and High Water” — which focused partly on the Houston area’s vulnerability to a major …

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Creating a Sliver of Hope on Las Vegas Trail

May 15, 2018

When the Star-Telegram began a child abuse project in early 2017, reporters Deanna Boyd, Diane Smith and Jeff Caplan, among others, were charged with finding and telling compelling stories to reflect the many levels of child abuse, from how homicides …

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Dogged Determination Uncovers Corruption

April 24, 2018

It began with an illustration made by a staffer at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (on an agency computer during work hours) that was leaked to investigative reporter Jay Root of The Texas Tribune. The illustration, which depicted top alcohol …

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Impact Journalism in Texas – How Digital Tells the Story

September 16, 2017

On Sept. 16, 2017, four award-winning Texas journalists participated in a keynote presentation at the annual Headliners Foundation Mike Quinn Awards Luncheon at the Headliners Club. Participants were:                 To watch the 2017 Mike Quinn Awards Keynote …

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