Sacramento Bee wins Nieman’s Worth Bingham Prize

first_imgThe Sacramento Bee has won the Nieman Foundation’s $20,000 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for its five-part series “Nevada Patient Busing.”The Bee’s investigation found that over the course of five years, the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas transported more than 1,500 mentally ill patients out of Nevada by bus, sending at least one person to every state in the continental U.S. A third of those patients were sent to California.Many patients were sent away without plans for treatment or housing and in some cases, to cities where they had no personal contacts. Some of them were violent offenders who committed crimes in their new cities.Lead reporters Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese spent months tracking down former patients and others involved in the story, interviewing hundreds of people in the process. The series has spurred a number of changes and reforms. Nevada legislators increased funding for mental health by roughly $30 million and state and federal agencies are reviewing the hospital’s treatment protocols.The $20,000 Bingham Prize will be presented to The Sacramento Bee on April 10, 2014, at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.The annual award honors investigative reporting of stories of national significance where the public interest is being ill-served. Worth Bingham, who died at the age of 34, achieved prominence as an investigative journalist and was vice president and assistant to the publisher for the Louisville Courier-Journal. His family and friends created the prize in his memory in 1967. He was a 1954 Harvard graduate. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Boyata pens new deal

first_imgManchester City defender Dedryck Boyata has signed a new two-year contract, the club have announced. The 23-year-old Belgian’s previous deal was due to expire this summer. Boyata has been with City since 2007 and can therefore be registered as a home-grown player in the Premier League and Champions League. That made retaining him an attractive proposition as the club look to stay within the quotas. Boyata was a regular in Manuel Pellegrini’s squads last season but made just six first-team appearances. Only one of them was in the Premier League with the rest in domestic cup competitions, which included a red card at Blackburn in the FA Cup third round. Boyata has twice been loaned out during his time with City, to Bolton in 2011-12 and FC Twente the following season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more