2011 Aronson Award winners expose “pink” fundraising fraud, widespread abuse of the developmentally disabled, refineries loosely inspected and bad cops undisciplined. Career Achievement Award goes to John Nichols. “Mr. Fish” (Dwayne Booth) named “Cartoonist with a Conscience.”

April 4, 2012 No Comments

Awards ceremony – 6:30 PM, Wednesday, April 18 in the Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College North Building (enter at 68th St. and Lexington Avenue)

panel discussion, Q&A and reception to follow

The winners –

  • John Nichols of The Nation for career achievement as journalist, author and blogger tracking threats to democracy across politics and media
  • The Center For Public Integrity and iWatchnews.org for wide-ranging investigation of weak inspections endangering factory workers and surrounding communities
  • The The Sarasota Herald-Tribune for “Unfit for Duty,” an exposé of systematic failure to discipline police officers despite arrests or evidence of crimes
  • Danny Hakim and Russ Buettner of The New York Times for “Abused and Used,” a probing and poignant exposé of rampant neglect and mistreatment of the developmentally disabled in New York state institutions
  • Lea Goldman of Marie Claire for revealing widespread fraud in “pink”-themed fundraising for cancer research and awareness