May 16

The 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting

5:30PM
Union League Club

Spotlight Investigative Awards BGA

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting honor some of the best government-related investigative reporting in the Midwest. These Awards recognize the importance of investigative journalism in advancing the principles of democracy.



Hear more from this year's winners

Jamie Kalven from Slate talks about Sixteen Shots

 

George Pawlaczyk and Beth Hundsdorfer  from the Belleville News-Democrat talk about Violation of Trust

 

Chip Mitchell from WBEZ 91.5 talks about Inside Ipra


Photos

The 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting

Copyright Tone Stockenstrom Photo, Inc.


2016 Winners

First Place - $10,000

Sixteen Shots
Jamie Kalven
Slate

Second Place- $5,000

Violation of Trust
George Pawlaczyk and Beth Hundsdorfer
Belleville News-Democrat

Third Place - $3,000

Inside IPRA
Chip Mitchell, Derek John
WBEZ 91.5


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WALTER V. ROBINSON

Walter Robinson adn Micheal Keaton

Robinson, played by Michael Keaton, is Editor At Large at the Boston Globe. Robinson, who led the Boston Globe Spotlight Team that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its investigation of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, returned to the newspaper in 2014 after seven years as Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University. He also co-authored the 2002 book, "Betrayal: Crisis in the Catholic Church."


SACHA PFEIFFER

Sacha Pfeiffer

Pfeiffer, played by Rachel McAdams, is a reporter covering nonprofits, philanthropy and wealth, and was on the Spotlight Investigative Team that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She has also been a senior reporter and host of All Things Considered and Radio Boston at WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, and a host of NPR’s nationally syndicated Here & Now. At WBUR she won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast reporting. Pfeiffer was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University and co-authored "Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church."


MICHAEL REZENDES

Michael Rezendes and Mark Ruffalo

Rezendes, played by Mark Ruffalo, is a member of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team and shared the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for revealing the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. In more than two decades with the Globe, Rezendes has investigated a wide array of additional topics, including the September 11 attacks, health care costs, and money in politics. He is a co-author of “Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church,” and a contributing author to “Sin Against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church."

Photos by Kerry Hays


MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016


5:30pm
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres


6:30pm
Award Program, Awards presented by Richard H. Driehaus


7:15pm
Panel discussion with Spotlight Investigative Team


Union League Club
Main Dining Room, 6th Floor
65 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL, 60604


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