First place: City of Disparity, Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois

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Great journalism. It took vision and tenacity to keep this series going as a steady drumbeat for awareness and change. This is true leadership.

Second place: Emily Le Coz, Elizabeth Johnson and Josh Salman’s Bias on the Bench, The Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida
Third place: Locked in. Locked out., Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, South Carolina