Highly commended: Dr Frances Ryan
This is work that has been instrumental in redefining disability reporting in Britain. She seeks to expose injustice and elevate the personal and unique voices of those so often marginalised.
Winner: Megan Lucero
The Georgina Henry Award celebrates innovation in digital journalism – we are delighted to give the prize this year to Megan Lucero of the Bureau Local who is using sophisticated digital data gathering techniques to enhance grassroots local reporting. WIJ salutes her data-driven public interest reporting and how it is contributing stories to newsrooms across the UK. Lucero has built a unique community of reporters, data experts, open data champions and more who are passionate about local journalism and the role it plays in holding power to account. Bureau Local’s investigations into domestic violence, homelessness and The Housing Crisis are causes close to Georgina’s heart and she would heartily approve of the Bureau Local winning this prize
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