Dear friends of inewsource,

We are delighted to share with you the proud news that inewsource has won another first-place national award for its close examination of a system at the crossroads of life and death. The project, “An Impossible Choice,” was recognized today with the high honor by Investigative Reporters and Editors, an organization with a global membership dedicated to in-depth, accountability journalism.

“An Impossible Choice” was an extensive, multimedia package of stories and videos that inewsource produced last year to address one of the most compelling questions of our time: When is a life no longer worth living? We took you into the worlds of three families struggling to survive on love and hope as their loved ones survive on machines. This project stimulated conversations across the country about the means of life we would choose for ourselves if faced with a stroke, accident or other incapacity.

This is the second year in a row inewsource has won a certificate from this prestigious organization. We are in impressive company: See the list of winners here.

Awards are just one measure of our effectiveness in delivering high-quality journalism, certainly not as important as the impact our work has on daily lives and on holding government accountable to the taxpayers. But awards are an indication of the quality of the journalism, as judged by notable colleagues across the country.

This kind of work is only possible with the continued support of people like you. inewsource is a nonprofit, 501c3 that accepts — and thrives — on tax-deductible donations.

Help us keep finding the truth. Become a member today.


Lorie Hearn
Executive Director

Lorie Hearn is the chief executive officer and editor of inewsource. She is a lifelong news-aholic who started her reporting career writing her Girl Scout newsletter at age 12. High school and college were filled with school newspaper work, and after graduation, she worked as a reporter for newspapers...