EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has been named the recipient of two News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This year’s awards will be presented at a ceremony in New York on Sept. 24.
The Office of Missing Children was nominated in the outstanding new approaches: current news category. As the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy played out in real time, Reveal examined contractors and detention facilities across the country to learn what happened after thousands of children were taken away from their parents. Among the major issues unearthed by Reveal’s reporting, the investigation found that some children were held in office buildings operated by a company without a child care license. The Office of Missing Children tells the story of one child who stayed in those offices.
The multimedia project includes an animated short documentary, a two-part audio documentary produced with PRX and The Texas Tribune, an interactive map produced in collaboration with The Associated Press, and a series of text pieces. Reveal continues to report on family separation and the treatment of migrant children, recently exposing the government’s expansion of shelters to house infants, toddlers and other young asylum-seekers.
Executive Producer: Amanda Pike, Executive Producer, Radio: Kevin Sullivan; Editor in Chief: Amy Pyle; Senior Editors: Ziva Branstetter, Brett Myers, Taki Telonidis; Director/Producer: Michael Schiller; Field Producer: Rachel de Leon; Radio Producers: Stan Alcorn, Fernanda Camerena, Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, Emily Harris, Casey Miner, Laura Starecheski, Edgar Walters, Katharine Mieskowski; Interactive Web Designer: Gabriel Hongsdusit; Radio Reporter: Neena Satija; Lead Reporter: Aura Bogado; Reporters: Will Evans, Emmanuel Martinez, Patrick Michels, Laura Morel, Matt Smith, Vanessa Swales; Data Reporters: Michael Corey, Meghan Hoyer, Dan Kempton, Charlotte Kosche; Composer: Jon Fine; Composer/Sound Designer: Fernando Arruda; Director of Animation: Zachary Medow; Illustrator: Brian Britigan; Sound Designer: Jim Briggs; Host: Al Letson.
More from The Office of Missing Children:
- Watch the animated documentary
- Listen to the podcasts: Ripped apart and When they took my son
- Read the series
- Explore the interactive map
Kept Out – nominated in the category of outstanding business, consumer or economic report – is an investigative reporting partnership among Reveal, The Associated Press and PBS NewsHour. The investigation found that 50 years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, modern-day redlining persists: African Americans and Latinos routinely were denied home mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts. The two-part series aired on PBS NewsHour in February 2018. Based on a yearlong analysis of 31 million mortgage records, Kept Out found that in 61 cities across America, people of color were more likely to be turned down for a loan even when they made the same amount of money and were seeking to buy a house in the same neighborhood as white applicants.
Executive Producers: Sara Just, Amanda Pike; Senior Producers: Richard Coolidge, David Ritsher; Editor in Chief: Amy Pyle; Producer: Rachel de Leon; Reporter/Producer: Aaron Glantz; Reporter: Emmanuel Martinez.
More from Kept Out:
- Watch the NewsHour series part one and part two
- Listen to the podcast: The red line: Racial disparities in lending
- Read the series
- Explore the interactive map
Reveal also was a part of a third Emmy nomination in the outstanding investigative report in a newsmagazine category for Case Cleared: How Rape Goes Unpunished in America.
A collaboration among Newsy, ProPublica and Reveal, Case Cleared exposed how law enforcement agencies across the country make it appear as though they have solved rape cases when they simply have closed them. By using a classification known as exceptional clearance, the investigation found, police departments can make it appear that they are better at solving rape cases than they actually are. Reporters sent more than 100 public records requestsand analyzed data for more than 70,000 rape cases. Almost half of the agencies whose records were examined cleared more rape cases by “exceptional means” than by making an arrest. As a consequence, rape suspects often walk free, victims don’t get justice, and yet police get to count the case as a success.
Reporters: Mark Greenblatt, Mark Fahey, Bernice Yeung, Emily Harris
Other Contributors: Zach Cusson, Kenny Jacoby, Luke Piotrowski, Vik Narayan, Lawan Hamilton and Ellen Weiss of Newsy; Robin Fields, Sophie Chou, Lena Groeger, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Sisi Wei of ProPublica; Brett Myers, Andy Donohue, Michael Corey, Kevin Sullivan, Najib Aminy, Jim Briggs, Fernando Arruda and Kaitlin Benz of Reveal.
More from Case Cleared:
- Watch the videos: Case Cleared, part one and part two
- Listen to the podcast: Case Cleared, part one and part two
- Read the story: Rape suspects walk free. Victims don’t get justice. And police get to count it as a success