StateImpact Florida and the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award in investigative reporting for the series “13th Grade,” which documented how and why Florida schools have struggled to prepare students for college.
John O’Connor and Sarah Gonzalez of StateImpact Florida and Mc Nelly Torres and Lynn Waddell of FCIR reported the series. StateImpact Florida is an education reporting project of NPR, WUSF in Tampa and WLRN in Miami.
Last month, “13th Grade” won second place in investigative reporting for broadcast media in the 2012 National Awards for Education Reporting.
This is the third honor FCIR has received from the Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards as a result of a partnership with Florida’s NPR member stations. Last year, Tristram Korten’s reporting on extraditions won first place in feature reporting and Jacob Kushner’s investigation of deportations to Haiti won first place in news series. Those stories were the results of collaborations with WLRN Miami Herald News.