2013 Gavel Award Winners
Craig Malisow of the Houston Press won in the print-major metro category for “Blood Money, an in-depth look at the case of more than 200 soldiers who sued a military contractor for their exposure to toxic chemicals in Iraq. Malisow has been with the Houston Press since 2002, where he mostly does investigative pieces on crooks, con artists, and other associated reprobates. His work has won awards from the Houston Press Club, the Best of the West, the Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Malisow is a Milwaukee native and graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.
VALLEY MORNING STAR
|Emma Perez-Treviño of the
Valley Morning Star won in the print-nonmetro category for
“Corruption,” a series of reports documenting a web of
connections, indictments, and convictions in the Cameron County
judiciary and legal system. An investigative reporter,
been with the Valley Morning Star for almost two years
been reporting for 35 years, mostly throughout South Texas,
the activities of public officials. She has received awards and
recognitions from The Texas State Network, Texas Press
Texas Broadcasters Association, Texas Associated Press Managing
and The Headliners Foundation. Perez-Treviño is a native of
Negras, Coah., Mexico and Eagle Pass, Texas.
|BRANDI GRISSOM, JUSTIN
DEHN, and RYAN MURPHY
“ERRORS IN JUDGMENT”
Brandi Grissom, Justin Dehn, and Ryan Murphy of The Texas Tribune won in the online category for “Errors in Judgment.” For this series, the Tribune reviewed court records in each of the more than 80 overturned Texas convictions between 1989 and 2011 and found that nearly a quarter of the cases involved prosecutorial error that contributed to the wrong outcome. Grissom, the Tribune’s managing editor, leads the publication’s coverage of criminal justice issues. Dehn, a multimedia producer, focuses on videography and television production. Murphy, the Tribune’s news apps developer, conducts data analysis and helps develop the publication’s collection of data interactives.