What does it take to win a Casey Medal? Courage, commitment, persistence and heart. The 2012 winners share their experiences:
The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Assault on Learning"
Susan Snyder and John Sullivan of the Philadelphia Inquirer were part of a team who spent nearly two years investigating violence in Philadelphia's public schools for the series "Assault on Learning." They reveal their toughest obstacles, give advice and share how the series impacted them.
Laura Sullivan, "Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families"
What happens when your story makes you an enemy of a big state system? NPR's Laura Sullivan and Amy Walters found out when they spent time in the trenches fighting for Native American families in South Dakota in the investigative series, "Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families.
Amy Harmon, "Autistic and Seeking a Place in the Adult World"
The New York Times' Amy Harmon shares the challenges and rewards of following an autistic young man and his family as he struggled to find a place in the adult world.
Brian Ross, "Peace Corps: A Trust Betrayed"
Brian Ross, Chief Investigative Correspondent for ABC News, discusses how he and he his team tackled "Peace Corps: A Trust Betrayed."
April Saul, "A Stray Bullet: A Shattered Life"
The Philadelphia Inquirer's April Saul reflects on her experience reporting "A Stray Bullet, A Shattered Life," a powerful photographic narrative that documents the struggles of Jorge Cartagena, a child blinded by gun violence.
All videos by Lyndsey Wallen.