2017 Single-Topic News or Feature for Print/Online (Small Staff) Finalist: Jennifer Palmer
Jennifer Palmer (reporter) | Oklahoma Watch
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Jennifer Palmer of Oklahoma Watch reported on how some public schools in the state have used controversial isolation rooms to manage children with behavioral issues, despite pushback from parents and even legal action.
Comments From the Judges
“Fascinating issue. Well written. Well reported.”
“Well-written story with plenty of parent voices… Good use of data …and good reporter instinct to not rely on unreliable numbers.”