2018 Beat Reporting (Medium Staff) Finalist: Andrew Marra

Andrew Marra | The Palm Beach Post

About the Entry

Andrew Marra’s careful and well-sourced coverage of Palm Beach County schools has allowed him to break important news, such as about controversial payments made by a struggling charter school, delays in fixing badly needed school air conditioners, and a former student’s allegations about a teacher’s sexual advances.

Comments from the Judges

“Another example of public service journalism that has impact. I loved that this reporter created a database to support the reporting. Overall, great investigative reporting.”

“Excellent enterprise in analyzing what happened to veteran teacher salaries. Good digging with the charter trademarking scandal, and he used the shooting outside a football game to make the point that security measures are never completely effective.”