On this episode of The Journalism Salute, we’re joined by Carol Marbin Miller and Daniel Chang of The Miami Herald. With additional assistance from ProPublica, they produced a 5-part series published in April 2021 – Birth and Betrayal. This was about a Florida government program that was intended to help families of children who suffered catastrophic brain injuries at birth. But the program did not work as intended.

This piece – there were print and video components- just won The Collier Prize – a $25,000 journalism award focusing on investigative and political reporting on state governments.

Daniel and Carol talked about the work that went into the piece, which took two years to complete. They explained the challenges they encountered, how they organized their work, and the lessons they’ve learned that allow for investigative reporting success.

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