Reporters At A Small Chicago Paper Win National Education Writing Award
Beating out everyone else in the nation, education stars Linda Lutton and Kati Phillips of the Daily Southtown won the Education Writers Association grand prize award for their work exposing corruption and embezzlement in Sauk Village near Chicago. The piece, which had already won first prize for small-market investigative reporting, is called Reverse Robin Hood. Congrats to them both -- I can't argue with this one. I wonder how long it's going to take a major paper to poach one or both of them.