The Journalism Center on Children & Families presented the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. JCCF’s co-host, America’s Promise Alliance, presented the 2012 America’s Promise Journalism Awards for Awareness and Action, which honor those members of the media whose work helped to raise national awareness and inspire communities nationwide to put the needs of children and youth first.
The America’s Promise Journalism Award for Awareness went to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Assault on Learning,” a gripping series that exposed the intensely violent conditions within Philadelphia public schools. NPR’s “Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families” was honored with the America’s Promise Award for Action. The outstanding investigation revealed the troubling financial incentive that’s fueling the placement of hundreds of Native American children in foster care. Each entry received a $5,000 honorarium from America’s Promise Alliance, in addition to a $1,000 prize with the Casey Medal, made possible by The Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Stay tuned for video highlights from the 2012 awards ceremony.
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