2018 Single-Topic News (Small Staff) Winner

Mark Keierleber | The 74

“The Post-Parkland Landscape of School Security”

About the Entry

Mark Keierleber of The 74 follows the aftermath of the Stoneman Douglas school shooting. Keierleber’s work brought him to D.C. to investigate at the Security Industry Association, who were profiting off school safety anxieties, in an honest look at the Post-Parkland school safety landscape.

Comments from the Judges

“These articles offer high-quality, in-depth investigative journalism into the school safety/gun control issue. The writing is very accessible and engaging and makes good use of available data sets.”

“Deep and impressive research and writing into the increasingly compelling issue of school security following deadly shootings. Good, fair mix of those with both moneyed interests and those worried about influence dollars may play in school security.”