Long Island Press reporters Michael M. Martino Jr. and Timothy Bolger talk about their project on a growing heroin epidemic among young people. The series exposed wrongdoing and deception by school administrators, who stonewalled the reporters and put their schools’ reputations above student health. Readers see the problem from all angles – through the eyes of kids, parents, schools and cops. The story did what the best stories do: It galvanized an entire community to take action.
The project won a 2009 Casey Medal in the nondaily category.
JCCF video by Jon Sham.
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