WFPL's Devin Katayama Wins the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize
Last year, WFPL's Devin Katayama embarked on a months-long project looking at how poverty, homelessness, truancy and other issues affect Louisville schoolchildren.
The project resulted in an hour-long documentary, At-Risk, that aired last summer.
Today, Devin was named the winner of the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, which is awarded by Boston public radio station WBUR in a salute to "a new generation of public radio journalists 35 years old and under, seeking to inspire them to stretch the boundaries of the medium."
In its announcement, WBUR said:
You can find the web version of At-Risk here. And if you missed it or want to hear it again, listen below:
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Previous winners of the Schorr Prize include NPR's Ailsa Chang, Planet Money's Chana Joffe-Walt and former NPR reporter Guy Raz, who is now part of the TED Radio Hour.
Devin will receive the award on May 18 in Massachusetts during the WBUR Gala, a public radio fundraiser.