NLIHC is pleased to announce that Nikole Hannah-Jones and Jeff Larson of ProPublica will receive the 2013 Media Award for the series, “Living Apart: Fair Housing in America.” The NLIHC Media Award recognizes journalists who have made a dedicated effort to inform the public about the inequities in housing and to add to the understanding of the disparities between the well-housed and the poorly or un-housed in a community.
“Living Apart” is an investigation into housing discrimination and housing segregation in the United States, as well as into the shortcomings of past fair housing laws. In addition to feature stories, the series uses maps, reader interaction and other tools to highlight the nation’s continued struggle with housing discrimination. The series includes 13 articles to date. Some of the 2012 stories include:
- “How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law” (October 28, 2012)
- “Discussion: What Should Communities Be Doing To Further Fair Housing?” (November 1, 2012)
- “Soft on Segregation: How the Feds Failed to Integrate Westchester County” (November 2, 2012)
- “Mapping Segregation in Westchester” (November 13, 2012)
As the lead author of the series, Nikole Hannah-Jones will accept the 2013 Media Award at NLIHC’s Housing Policy conference on Monday, March 18. The award will be presented by MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry at the morning plenary.
Ms. Hannah-Jones joined ProPublica in late 2011. Prior to that she worked at The Oregonian, where she exposed significant shortcomings in the enforcement of fair housing laws in Portland, eventually prompting officials to draft the city’s first fair housing plan. Hannah-Jones is a three-time winner of the Society of Professional Journalists Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award.
Click here to read “Living Apart: Fair Housing in America."
Congratulations to Nikole Hannah-Jones, Jeff Larson and ProPublica for their excellent work!