We are thrilled to announce to that we have been awarded the Institute for Nonprofit News’ inaugural (INN) Journalism Partnership of the Year award for our collaboration with SJV Water for, “The Central California Town That Keeps Sinking.”
The award “honors a news-oriented project or ongoing partnership that exemplifies the culture of sharing and cooperation in nonprofit news and expands the impact of its journalism.”
From the INN announcement:
This entry rose to the top of a very competitive field because it so beautifully illustrates three key aspects of news partnerships: one, the partners chose areas of strength that complemented each other, which allowed them to achieve reporting together that would have been challenging or impossible separately, as a one-person newsroom being supported by eight staff members at CCIJ.
Two, their partnership exponentially increased the impact of the reporting, with the story being co-published by The New York Times and translated for republishing opportunities in Mexico, Central America, South America, and Africa.
Finally, the scale of the data investigation, which involved sifting through more than 1 million records, was combined with photographs, animation and graphics to create a compelling and clear narrative for a complex subject.https://inn.org/about/our-work/nonprofit-news-awards/
We’re excited to share that we are collaborating again with SJV Water and photographer, Ryan Christopher Jones to produce another story related to the power struggle over water in central California’s San Joaquin Valley.
The story will be published on November 22 as part of INN’s project, Tapped Out: power and water justice in the rural West.