The Marshall Project has earned the 2022 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, in recognition of its superior achievement in journalism.
Medalists are selected by the Missouri School of Journalism faculty, which has awarded the Missouri Honor Medal annually since 1930 to outstanding journalists, advertising and public relations practitioners, business people, institutions and media organizations from around the world. Past winners have included Christiane Amanpour, Sir Winston Churchill, Gloria Steinem, and Gordon Parks.
“Given its sizable accomplishments in a short amount of time, the future looks bright for The Marshall Project,” the citation said, describing all three medalists as “giants and innovators in their fields.”
David Kurpius, dean of the Missouri School of Journalism, said, “the school looks forward to not only hosting the medalists as we honor their accomplishments, but learning from what they have to share with us in October.”
As one of three honorees, The Marshall Project will receive the medal at an evening reception and banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. at The Atrium on Tenth in Columbia, Missouri.
“We are thrilled that our work has been recognized with the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism,” said Susan Chira, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project.
“Our fact-based and data-driven journalism exposes abuses of the criminal justice system and takes particular care to include the voices and perspectives of people personally affected by the system,” said Chira. “We are journalists, not advocates, who believe that shining a light on wrongdoing can prompt change.”