Top Journalists Interviews

Investigative Journalism Spotlights Special Education Deficiencies

April 21, 2017

“Comprehensive” is a weak adjective when used to describe the depth and breadth of the Houston Chronicle’s multi-part series, “Denied:  How Texas Keeps Tens of Thousands of Children Out of Special Education”, led by staff investigative reporter Brian Rosenthal. The …

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Exemplary Professionalism Underscores Prize-winning Coverage

April 20, 2017

These days, perhaps more than ever before, our news media are under immense pressure to score first publication kudos on breaking news stories….sometimes at the expense of accuracy.  When the newsroom at the San Antonio Express-News realized that they were sitting on top …

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Texas Opinion Journalism – A Virtual Conversation

December 11, 2016

Editor’s note:   On September 17, 2016, four award-winning Texas journalists participated in a keynote presentation at the annual Headliners Foundation Mike Quinn Awards Luncheon at the Headliners Club. Preceding that live presentation event, the journalists engaged in a virtual conversation by e-mail, which was moderated by Headliners …

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Jennifer Emily

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 …

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Brooks Egerton

May 18, 2016

Since 2010, some 85 dental-related deaths – in both children and adults – have been reported in Texas. Brooks Egerton of The Dallas Morning News interviewed more than 100 sources for his award-winning story, “Deadly Dentistry.” As part of his …

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