Nominee 2021

Dig: The Model City

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Newsy

This joint effort between Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Newsy reports on how Louisville’s ambitious plans to transform police relations with the Black community disintegrated to the point that, five years later, the city became a national flashpoint when officers killed Breonna Taylor in her home. The investigation reveals critical mistakes that inform the ongoing national debate over police reform.


Network/Station/Platform:  WFPL News Louisville. Associate Producer/Producer:  Eleanor Klibanoff. Editors:  Kate Howard, Ellen Weiss and Laura Ellis. Reported by:  Eleanor Klibanoff, Carrie Cochran, Karen Rodriguez, Maia Rosenfeld, Maren Machles, Rosie Cima and Mark Fahey. Photography and Field Production:  Tyler Franklin, Zach Cusson, Mai Nolasco-Carranza, and Chelsae Ketchum. Sound/Music:  Music by Kojin Tashiro.  Production assistance from Rip Rinehart, Chris Julin, and Alex Cooper.