Friday roundup: Race Card Project teams up with ProPublica; LA mag covers NPR West

By Current Staff

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• The Peabody Award–winning Race Card Project, the brainchild of NPR’s Michele Norris, has become part of an ambitious reporting project from ProPublica. Segregation Now is an in-depth look at resegregation of U.S. schools. ProPublica and Race Card are looking for six-word submissions about the state of race and education in America.

• NPR West in Los Angeles “has been transformed from a moribund satellite operation into a state-of-the-art production house” since Weekend All Things Considered began production there in September, reports Los Angeles magazine. Former Day to Day host Alex Chadwick, laid off in 2009, remains skeptical. NPR “lost a lot of ground here” with the cuts that included his job, he tells the mag.

• Public media and online and nonprofit news outlets fared well in the annual Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism, awarded by the Society of Professional Journalists. Awards announced Wednesday included investigative honors for Oregon Public Broadcasting for “With No Officers To Respond To 911 Calls, Josephine Co. Considers Tax Levy,” by Amelia Templeton, Eve Epstein and Michael Clapp; deadline reporting kudos for the Texas Tribune, for “Abortion Filibuster; and documentary honors for Kentucky’s WKMS-FM for “Kentucky Dam: Power for the People,” by Todd Hatton and Chad Lampe. Winners were chosen from 1,800 entries in categories including print, radio, television and online for work published or broadcast in 2013.

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