Congratulations to the finalists of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation 2017 Awards for Investigative Reporting!

Award winners will be announced at an event on May 3. Tickets are available now.


“Code of Silence” by Jamie Kalven (Invisible Institute) 
In this four-part investigation, Jamie Kalven describes in rich narrative detail a massive criminal enterprise within the Chicago Police Department, the institutional conditions that allowed it to operate for more than a decade, and the fate of two officers who sought to expose it.

“Jail Deaths” by Jacob Carpenter and Cara Lombardo (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)  
What began as a simple email asking, “What happened to Terrill?”, grew into an in-depth investigation of four deaths in a six-month span at Milwaukee County Jail.

“Suffering in Secret” by Michael J. Berens and Patricia Callahan (Chicago Tribune)  
Chicago Tribune reporters revealed that Illinois steered thousands of its poorest adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities into less expensive private group homes, then cloaked harm and death with secrecy and silence.

Join us in honoring the Midwest’s best government-related investigative reporting in Chicago on May 3. Journalism legend and The Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron will join us for a special conversation on the future of news.