Our Awards

2020 Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Gloria Penner Award for Political Affairs ReportingMary Plummer“San Diego voters promised billions in infrastructure fixes, but money running dry” Excellence in JournalismJill Castellano and Brad Racino“Risky Research” Audio Investigative/Enterprise ReportingFirst placeJill Castellano and Brad Racino“Human research violations by UCSD eye doctor showcase a national problem” Daily Investigative/Enterprise Reporting […]

Deadly Patrols

Civilian deaths at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents are increasing even though illegal immigration and assaults against agents are down. This was the conclusion of a months-long investigation by nonprofit media organizations into incidents in three border states. Reporters identified at least 14 men and boys who have died since Oct. 1, 2009 after confrontations with Border Patrol agents.