An investigation of the private prison industry by Mother Jones magazine won the Goldsmith, which is awarded by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
The AJC’s Doctors & Sex Abuse series was one of six finalists for the Goldsmith. All finalists were recognized at an event last week at Harvard. Other finalists for the award, in addition to Mother Jones, included investigations published by the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and The Wall Street Journal.
This AJC investigation was anchored by a core project group: reporters Ariel Hart, Danny Robbins, Carrie Teegardin, Alan Judd and Johnny Edwards; data journalist Jeff Ernsthausen; video journalist Ryon Horne; digital designer and illustrator Richard Watkins and senior editor for investigations Lois Norder.
» Read more about the AJC's national investigation of sexual misconduct by physicians at doctors.ajc.com