WITI, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Milwaukee, was named a 2018 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award winner for its investigative piece Men on the Margin.
Men on the Margin challenged public opinion about laws put in place to protect children from convicted child sex offenders, laws which may actually put children at even greater risk.
“Our mission is to bring the Milwaukee market news, stories and information that makes a difference every day,” said Chuck Steinmetz, WITI’s general manager, “and Men on the Margin is another outstanding example of that.”
The duPont-Columbia Awards uphold the highest standards in journalism by honoring winners annually, informing the public about those journalists’ contributions and supporting journalism education and innovation, thereby cultivating a collective spirit for the profession.
Every year about a dozen news stories and films are honored by the duPont-Columbia University Awards for the strength of their reporting, storytelling and impact in the public interest. The winning pieces are selected by the duPont jury from hundreds of entries vetted by a board of screeners. The awards are presented at Columbia University’s Low Library in a ceremony hosted by some of the country’s leading broadcast journalists.
Click here to see all the 2018 winners.