The Society of Professional Journalists also honors a TV documentary on the children of Katrina and a small newspaper's report on school district financial irregularities.
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The Tampa Bay Times won for its "Failure Factories" series, while Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe won for commentary about the legacy of desegregation in Boston.
The project includes stories on the web and NPR's news shows, contributions by reporters from local stations, and an interactive map developed with Education Week.
The newspaper won the Investigative Reporters & Editors award for reporting on the failures of the Pinellas County, Fla., district's efforts to educate African-American children.
The April 14 forum comes nearly a year after civil unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray, who went into a coma while in a police van.