|WRAL Wins Investigative Report Honors
WRAL-TV5’s October, 1997 investigative report on medical malpractice in the military has received a top award in the 1997 Investigative Reporters and Editors awards. The awards are given for top print and broadcast stories.
WRAL’s award, for best investigative report produced by a television station in the “below top 20 market” category, is for Military Medical Malpractice, by investigative reporter Stuart Watson and WRAL Chief Photographer Richard Adkins. The five-part series looked at people who’s lives had been drastically altered by military malpractice and probed the fact that such malpractice was repeatedly covered up. The Dayton Daily News, of Dayton, Ohio, cooperated with WRAL on those reports. The newspaper was an awards finalist.
Awards will be presented in June at the IRE National Conference in New Orleans. IRE is a nonprofit professional organization based at the University of Missouri School of Journalism with more than 3,300 members. Its mission is to train journalists in in-depth reporting and editing.