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On Tuesday, National Fellow Michael LaForgia and two colleagues received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. In this essay, he shares some of the lessons he learned while reporting the series.

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Two Herald reporters are being honored with the Selden Ring Award this week for their "Innocents Lost" series that chronicled the abuse and neglect deaths of 477 Florida children. Here they share how they reported the project.

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In the second of two parts, reporter Jeff Kelly Lowenstein shares more strategies for ensuring that big reporting projects reach audiences and have impacts. Many think of publication as the end of a project, but it's really the start of an opportunity to make your project matter more.

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The allegations of dental negligence against Dr. Robert Tupac described a host of problems — painful eight-hour dental surgery performed without anesthesia, crumbling dental work, drooling and bone loss. But with patients not eager to talk to a reporter, court records proved key to the story.

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In an alarming case, two Danish journalists are facing criminal charges from the Danish government for their reporting on MRSA bacteria. When journalists aren’t allowed to report on the sources of infectious diseases, they’re kept from one of their most vital roles.

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Last week, The Denver Post published “Prescription Kids,” a deeply reported six-part series on the rising prescription of psychotropic drugs for foster children. Post reporter Jennifer Brown shares how the series was reported in a Q&A.

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The Indianapolis Star's “Buck Fever” series presents a deeply researched and artfully presented investigation into the captive-deer hunting industry. In our Q&A, reporter Ryan Sabalow shares how the series was reported and the health risks he uncovered along the way.

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Last fall, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an award-winning series on the failures of the newborn screening system across the U.S. In the second part of our Q&A, investigative reporter Ellen Gabler provides an in-depth look into how the paper reported the acclaimed series.

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A team from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is being honored with one of journalism’s most prestigious awards for its series on the failures of the newborn screening system. Reporter Ellen Gabler provides a behind-the-pages look at how the paper reported the series.

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Ryan Sabalow’s “Buck Fever” series in The Indianapolis Star presents a compelling and complex investigation into the captive-deer hunting industry. The project offers a number of lessons for journalists pursuing similarly ambitious projects.



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