Three projects by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting have been named finalists for awards honoring excellence in digital journalism from the Online News Association. 

All three projects are collaborations with other news organizations, highlighting our commitment to working with outlets across the country to create powerful investigative reporting across platforms.

  • Monumental Lies is a finalist for excellence in audio digital storytelling. In the radio show, two reporters from Type Investigations – one black, one white – travel to Confederate monuments and learn the twisted history still being taught on the grounds, all with the help of more than $40 million in taxpayer money. The show also tells the story of an attempt to create a new monument to the conquistador who built the first Spanish settlement in New Mexico and how an act of vandalism turned it into a public fight over the history of colonization. Listen to the show here.
  • Case Cleared: How Rape Goes Unpunished In America is a finalist for the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award. The project, in collaboration with Newsy and ProPublica, uncovered how dozens of police agencies in America are making rape cases look as though they are solved when they simply have been closed. Read, watch or listen to the project here.
  • Flood Thy Neighbor is a finalist for excellence and innovation in visual digital storytelling. The project, done with ProPublica and Vox, showed how the U.S.’s levy system increases flood risks for neighboring towns. Read, watch or listen to the project here.

The winners will be announced Sept. 14. 

Last year, Reveal won the ONA’s Knight Award for Public Service for All Work. No Pay., an investigation that showed how judges, big business and rehab operators have turned people with addiction into a new class of workers, one that enjoys no rights and receives no pay.


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