History of the Casey Medals
For nearly two decades, the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism honored distinguished coverage of disadvantaged children, youth and families. The awards were created to inspire and recognize exemplary reporting that offered a fresh take on a significant issue, showed enterprise, and demonstrated masterful storytelling and impact. 2013 was the last year of the Casey Medals. JCCF will continue to shine a spotlight on the most powerful and courageous reporting on children and families.
We invite you to explore the Awards Archive: A collection of stories that raised eyebrows, awareness or outrage; stories that changed lives. This archive is a source of ideas and inspiration from journalists who took their assignments to heart, uncovered abuses, held public officials accountable, and gave voice to the voiceless. Follow the links to take in this stellar content. Watch our videos with previous winners to learn more about how they got their stories. And, read our featured First Person narratives by award honorees to get their tips for fellow reporters.
America's Promise Journalism Awards
From 2009-2013, America’s Promise Alliance partnered with JCCF to honor two Casey Medal winners whose work inspired communities to put the needs of children and youth first. The American's Promise Journalism Award for Awareness was given to reporters who provided a fresh take or highlighted a topic little-known to the public; the Award for Action was given to coverage that led directly to positive community-wide change on behalf of young people.