2018 Journalism Wins

We put out the call this year for some successful journalism wins from 2018 that you thought deserved to be highlighted during Sunshine Week 2019. This could include stories of communities helped through journalistic efforts, good accountability work from this past year’s election campaigns’ coverage, or anything that was an example of good journalism having a positive impact. Below are some examples we received that we’d love to share with you.


The lessons of Mariner East 2 – Post-Gazette

Why are some banned Pa. educators still collecting pensions? – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Denied Justice – Star Tribune

Courant exclusive: More than 1,000 pages of documents reveal Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza’s dark descent into depravity – Hartford Courant

In #MeToo era, state employees wonder ‘what about me’  – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kemp orders harassment reform following AJC investigation  – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bloomfield, San Juan College board expanding agenda info due to Open Meetings Act – Farmington Daily Times

Protecting the Shield – Asbury Park Press NJ

Philip Seidle internal affairs records: Judge says APP can view killer cop’s file – Asbury Park Press NJ

Following Desert Sun investigation, California takes new steps to combat air pollution along the border – Desert Sun

This city’s air is killing people. Who will stop it? – Desert Sun

Charter schools are big business. Who’s making money off public education? – Arizona Republic

Redlands Unified sex abuse scandal – Redlands Daily Facts

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