2017 Investigative Reporting for Print/Online (Small Staff) Finalist: David Kidwell
David Kidwell (Special Projects Editor) | Better Government Association
About the Entry
David Kidwell investigated the City College of Chicago’s much-touted increase in graduation rates for the Better Government Association, which is a non-profit news and civic engagement organization.
Comments from the Judges
“This is fantastic investigative, public service journalism.”
“This excellent investigation of cynical manipulation of data and degree requirements to enhance a 2-year college system’s academic profile … is undergirded by records requests, extensive interviews and sophisticated data analysis.”