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Studs Terkel Award - awarded by Public Narrative

Presented annually, the Studs Terkel Award honors outstanding media professionals for excellence in covering and reflecting Chicago’s diverse communities. These reporters, editors, producers, videographers and photographers take risks in covering social issues by offering new or unusual perspectives, from housing to race to violence to health to education and beyond.

The awards are given for a body of work rather than a single article or series, and go to journalists at any stage of their career.

Darryl Holliday's Work

For an ambitious project on lead in Chicago, City Bureau started with the question: "How do we as journalists meet people where they are?" The answer included a text-message service that responds with lead test data for the user's community.
While the government banned lead-based paint in 1978, more than 75 percent of houses in Chicago were built before 1970, affecting children with lead poisoning.
Children who were poisoned by lead are now suffering the effects as young adults. The question many parents are asking is how will the school system help these students?