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2014 Explanatory Reporting, Medium Newsroom winner

Segregation Now

 

Winner(s)
Nicole Hannah-Jones, Jeff Larson, Mike Tigas, Amanda Zamora

Organization
ProPublica

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Explanatory Reporting, Medium Newsroom

Program
2014

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About the Project

“Segregation Now” broke news, broke molds, and in that broke the silence around the quietly pernicious national educational phenomenon known as resegregation.

Every month, another school district in America is released from the desegregation court orders that once produced meaningful integration in the nation’s schools. And in almost every instance, that legal victory has emboldened schools officials to effectively reinstitute a system of separate and unequal schools.

Nikole Hannah-Jones’s informed, intimate, explosive reporting – a model of precision and passion – laid bare this national tragedy. It has facts and a human heart. It has irrefutable data and a compelling narrative. And it’s power was illuminated and amplified by the full array of 21st Century online tools: