Awards

The Independent wins 14 journalism awards in annual Missouri Press contest

BY: - September 17, 2022

The Missouri Independent won 14 awards Saturday — including five first place honors — in the annual Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.  The awards were presented at the association’s annual convention in Lake Ozark. The Independent competed in the Dailies Class 2 category. A months-long, multi-story collaboration between The Independent and The Documenting COVID-19 […]

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Missouri Independent honored as ‘Sunshine Hero’ by statewide organization

BY: - July 29, 2022

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Missouri Sunshine Law next year, a statewide organization dedicated to government transparency has honored The Missouri Independent as a “Sunshine Hero” for its work covering state government since launching in October 2020.  In addition to The Independent, the Missouri Sunshine Coalition has also chosen Greene County Clerk […]

Report on push for police accountability in St. Louis named finalist for national journalism award

BY: - November 4, 2021

A collaboration between The Missouri Independent, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and the St. Louis American has been chosen as a finalist for the 2022 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. The project, “Why Police Reform Fails,” followed a group of Ferguson activists who decided the key to transforming public safety is changing who […]

The Independent wins nine journalism awards in annual Missouri Press contest

BY: - September 25, 2021

The Missouri Independent won nine awards Saturday — including two first place awards for coverage of government and breaking news — in the annual Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.  The awards were presented at the association’s annual convention in Excelsior Springs. The Independent competed in the Dailies Class 2 category. First place honors for […]