Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Bailey project reporters finalists for Medill Medal
Three journalists investigating the killing of Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey — were named finalists for the 2008 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism awarded by Northwestern University, the Bay Area News Group reports. BANG-East Bay investigative reporter Thomas Peele, retired journalist Mary Fricker and Bob Butler, perhaps best known for his work on KCBS radio, were honored for their work in the wake of Bailey's 2007 killing, exploring the circumstances of the killing and the police investigation that ensued. The winner of the 2008 medal was (Cleveland) Plain Dealer newspaper reporter Joanna Connors, whose series, "Beyond Rape: A Survivor's Journey," explored the story of her 1984 attack and rape in an effort to regain control over a traumatic event.