The Boston Globe has been awarded two citations by the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, which seek to honor the best reporting on children, youth, and families in the US over the past year.
A story titled “Led by an innocent into a web of evil” was the runner-up in the single-article category for larger news organizations. Reported by business reporter Jenifer B. McKim and edited by deputy business editor Mark Pothier, the story looked at the investigation of a global child pornography ring. The investigation led to the arrests of 42 men and the discovery of more than 140 sexually exploited children.
In the multimedia category, the Globe won an honorable mention for “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope,” a series on a year in Boston’s troubled Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood. The series was put together by a team of Globe reporters, photographers, designers, multimedia specialists, and editors.
The team behind the “68 Blocks” has won several awards, including first place in the journalistic innovation category of the National Headliner Awards. The series also won a silver medal for multimedia presentation from the Society for News Design.