City Limits Gets Award Nods for Water, Criminal Justice Coverage

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J. Murphy

Sewage in the city: The Empire State Building is a landmark. But the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant is pretty important, too.

City Limits is proud to be the Octavio Dotel of the nonprofit journalism world. Dotel, as you know, played for more teams than anyone in the history of major league baseball: 13 in all, including the Mets and Yankees. In the past five years, City Limits has been a part of partnerships with The Nation, NY World, Gothamist, The Lens of New Orleans, MetroFocus, City & State, the Institute for Nonprofit News, The Lens, Detroit MetroTimes, KALW-San Francisco, the Media Consortium and more. We’re hosting an event this week with our frequent partners at Gotham Gazette and have an article coming out soon at The Trace. The surprising thing is that we’ve never worked with Dotel himself.

These partnerships always pay off, but two recent ones have generated happy news. Our work with the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on “The Rap-Sheet Trap” is up for a Deadline Award from the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

And the radio elements of our “The Cost of Our Water” series with WNYC won second place in this year’s National Headliner Awards.

Many thanks to editor-professors Errol Louis and Tom Robbins from CUNY and WNYC newspersons David Lewis, Karen Frillman, Jim Schachter and Matthew Schuerman for making these very productive partnerships possible. And congratulations to everyone on the two reporting teams:

The Rap-Sheet Trap: Sarah Barrett, Melanie Bencosme, Rebecca Bratek, Laura Bult, Terence Cullen, Briana Duggan, Erica Edwards, Natalie Fertig, Frank Green, Rosa Goldensohn, Victoria Johnson, Caroline Lewis and Rikki Reyna with assistance by Jack D’Isidoro.

The Cost of Our Water: Sean Bowditch, Tracie Hunte, John Keefe, Stephen Nessen, James Ramsay Kio Stark, Paula Szuchman, Adi Talwar, Adam Wisnieski and Jenny Ye.

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