Announcing the winners of the Dirty Little Secrets student reporting contest

This is what happens when you empower student journalists

Joe Amditis
May 23, 2016 · 4 min read
Mike Jagacki won third place for his report on the lingering contamination at Middlesex Field as a result of the Manhattan Project.

Third Place: An Atomic Legacy by Mike Jagacki

Danielle Bruno won second place for her reporting on the elevated lead levels in New Jersey’s soil and water.

Second Place: Why NJ Soil and Water Could Be Making You Sick by Danielle M. Bruno

Miriam Ascarelli’s English 350 students at NJIT won first place for this multimedia project using the KnightLab’s StoryMap.js tool.

First Place: Newark’s Toxic Legacy: An Environmental Tour of the Ironbound by the English 350 Students at NJIT


Honorable Mentions

Dirty Little Secrets

A collaborative reporting project led by the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Thanks to Stefanie Murray and Cole Goins.

Joe Amditis

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Joe is the associate director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University and the host of the WTF Just Happened Today? podcast.

Dirty Little Secrets

A collaborative reporting project led by the Center for Investigative Reporting.