Journalism Institute honors The Marshall Project with the Sheehan Award for Investigative Journalism


The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system, will receive the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s 2021 Neil and Susan Sheehan Award for Investigative Journalism.

Through award-winning journalism, The Marshall Project has revealed fundamental flaws within the criminal justice system and engages millions of people whose lives have been ensnared in it. Recent accolades for its work include the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in the National Reporting category for “Mauled: When Police Dogs Are Weapons,” and the 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and a Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice for coverage on the Mississippi prison system.

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