StateImpact Ohio has again been recognized for our reporting on the use of seclusion rooms in Ohio schools.
Community Shares of Greater Cleveland, a nonprofit organization that helps other local nonprofits raise money, presented the Social Justice Communications Award to StateImpact Ohio and The Columbus Dispatch in recognition of our joint reporting seclusion rooms in Ohio schools.
The award recognizes the “the best media coverage in Greater Cleveland about social justice issues.”
In addition to the Community Shares award, the StateImpact/Dispatch joint reporting on seclusion rooms was also recognized by the Cleveland Press Club’s 2013 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards. StateImpact reporters Ida Lieszkovszky and Molly Bloom and Dispatch reporter Jennifer Smith Richards received a second-place award for public service journalism for their work.
The Cleveland Press Club also recognized StateImpact’s Molly Bloom with first-place awards for her reporting on a student impersonating a teacher at an online school and for her analysis of Ohio’s adoption of the Common Core.
And the press club recognized StateImpact staffer Yan Lu and Bloom for their work on an infographic showing the growth of charter schools in Ohio.
The Ohio APME recognized our work on seclusion rooms earlier this year.