2013 Investigative Reporting for Broadcast Second Prize: Tara Boyle and Kavitha Cardoza

Tara Boyle (Editor) and Kavitha Cardoza (Special Correspondent) | Wamu (D.C.)

“Yesterday’s Dropouts”

Judges’ Comments

“What a well-done series. Not only were the broadcast stories compelling, well-written, delivered, and produced, but the web component was very impressive. This is an excellent cross-platform series on the American dropout crisis. It’s always a good sign when a 12-minute radio story seems a lot shorter than that. The stories were well-paced so that the listener didn’t feel bogged down or bombarded with too much information. Each story is a reminder of the struggles some students face and the failure to find a solution that sticks.”

“Amazing. Each story told in such detail it really feels like you are there. Not many can do that for me.”