Monday, March 05, 2018

GateHouse Media package on the downsides of living near wind farms up for Scripps Howard multimedia award

GateHouse Media photo by Lucille Sherman
A GateHouse Media Inc. package on wind farms is a finalist in the Scripps Howard Awards competition, in the Multimedia Journalism category. "In the Shadow of Wind Farms" is about the downsides of living near a wind turbine and features a neat choose-your-own-adventure introduction that puts you in the shoes of disgruntled homeowners.

During the six-month investigation, "reporters interviewed more than 70 families living near three dozen current or proposed wind farms. They also spoke to 10 state and local lawmakers, read hundreds of pages of public-service-commission records about wind projects, reviewed court filings in seven wind-related lawsuits and inspected lease agreements from at least eight wind farms," Emily Le Coz and Lucille Sherman report.

The other two finalists in the Multimedia Journalism category are "Why Cops Shoot" by the Tampa Bay Times and "Sin Luz: Life Without Power" by The Washington Post. All Scripps Howard winners will be announced Tuesday, March 6 at 2 p.m.

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