EHRP-Supported Podcast “Caught” Wins Prestigious duPont-Columbia Award

WNYC Wins Two duPont-Columbia Awards for News Podcasts
Trump, Inc. and Caught

(New York, NY – December 11, 2018) – WNYC has been honored today with two duPont-Columbia Awards for its acclaimed podcasts Trump, Inc., produced in partnership with ProPublica, and Caught, a searing examination of the juvenile justice system.

Co-hosted by WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz, Trump, Inc. is an investigative podcast that examines the business dealings of President Donald Trump and individuals within his orbit. Episodes include an eight-month investigation into the Trump Organization’s business interests in a Panama real estate development, new revelations about Trump’s inaugural fund,  and reporting on key members of his inner circle, including former lawyer Michael Cohen, current attorney Rudy Giuliani, and mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.

The duPont-Columbia jury noted, “Throughout the first season of this collaborative reporting podcast, a team of investigative reporters expertly tackled the business relations between the Trump administration, the Trump family, the Trump business and the rest of the world.”

Hosted by WNYC’s Kai Wright, Caught offers a unique look into the juvenile justice system through the stories of young people forever changed by collisions with law and order – from efforts to reform, failures where the system has over-reached, and troubling practices like solitary confinement. Told through first-person documentary-style narratives, the series ensures that the young people’s perspectives are front and center. Whether they were detained for being truant or arrested for assault, the kids reveal what could’ve been different and what might’ve helped them along the way.

Read the full announcement, here.

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