Indiana Lawyer wins 2 journalism awards

Indiana Lawyer took home two Society of Professional Journalists Indiana Professional Chapter awards Friday.

Managing editor Dave Stafford won second place in the government or politics category for his story More than $1.4M and counting,” a look at how much the state paid to the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana in legal fees under Gov. Mike Pence’s administration.

Stafford also won second place in the criminal justice reporting category for his story, “Justice at long last,” on the work of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law’s Wrongful Conviction Clinic in freeing a man from prison who was wrongfully convicted nearly 25 years ago.

Indiana Lawyer’s sister publication, the Indianapolis Business Journal, also won several SPJ awards, including first place awards for spot news and editorial writing.


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