Thursday, May 02, 2019

Alabama reporter up for an award for year-long investigation of corrupt rural law enforcement

Connor Sheets
Atlantic Media has named Alabama Media Group reporter Connor Sheets one of the four finalists for the 16th annual Michael Kelly Award. Sheets gained national headlines for his year-long investigation of corrupt local law enforcement in rural Alabama (Read all the articles here).

The award is named for the editor of The Atlantic and the National Journal who was killed in 2003 while covering the war in Iraq. Finalists will be honored at an awards dinner in Washington, D.C., on May 23, where the winner of the $25,000 first-place prize will be announced. The other three finalists will each receive $3,000.

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