BGA Wins 9 Lisagor Awards
The Higher Authorities Affiliation received 9 Peter Lisagor Awards for its work in 2021, together with high honors for greatest information web site and two investigative collaborations with its companions the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Solar-Occasions.
The BGA was acknowledged within the classes of greatest investigative reporting, greatest multimedia collaboration, greatest information journalism, greatest information web site, greatest investigative/public service on-line reporting, greatest use of reports video on-line, greatest on-line images, greatest podcast and greatest podcast single episode.
It’s the most Lisagors the BGA has ever obtained in a single 12 months.
Lengthy thought-about the very best native honor in Chicago journalism, the Lisagors are awarded by the Chicago Headline Membership. The awards have been introduced at a dinner on Might 6 on the Union League Membership.
Receiving 4 awards was “Failures Earlier than the Fires,” a collaboration between the BGA and Chicago Tribune. Authored by Madison Hopkins of the BGA and Cecilia Reyes of the Tribune, the collection recognized 61 individuals who died by fireplace in buildings the town had been warned have been harmful.
The mission obtained high honors for greatest investigative reporting, greatest multimedia collaboration, greatest investigative/public service on-line reporting and greatest use of reports video on-line.
Along with Hopkins and Reyes, others named within the awards included Jonathon Berlin, Kaarin Tisue, David Kidwell, Armando Sanchez, Alex Garcia, Andrew Johnston and Olivia Obineme.
The BGA was additionally honored with two awards for its collection “The Expensive Toll of Lifeless-end Drug Arrests,” performed in collaboration with the Chicago Solar-Occasions, and the USC Annenberg Nationwide Well being Reporting Fellowship as a part of The Circuit.
The mission recognized 1000’s of low-level drug arrests through which defendants have been arrested and jailed on costs police, prosecutors and judges all knew have been by no means going to stay. The mission was authored by the BGA’s Casey Toner and Jared Rutecki, together with Frank Predominant of the Solar-Occasions.
It received for greatest information journalism and greatest on-line images by Pat Nabong, Ashlee Rezin and Joe Klein. Forrest Gregg and Hannah Cushman Garland, of DataMade have been additionally named within the information award.
The BGA was additionally acknowledged for greatest podcast and greatest podcast single episode for “The Madigan Rule,” a five-part collection by Justin Kaufmann inspecting the profession and rise of the longest serving speaker of the home within the nation’s historical past.
The Chicago Headline Membership, the most important Society of Skilled Journalists chapter within the nation, presents awards that acknowledge the perfect of Chicago journalism and are named for Peter Lisagor, the Chicago Every day Information’ Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976. For an entire record of winners, go right here.