The Washington Post’s Michael E. Miller, Justin Jouvenal and Dan Morse won the 2017 Feddie Award from the National Press Foundation for their reporting on MS-13.
The award recognizes outstanding reporting on the impact of federal laws and regulations on local communities. Miller, Jouvenal and Morse’s reporting documented the lapses in the federal program that tracks young immigrants detained at the border. The reporting revealed how localities had dialed back on services, and spent less money and time to combat the MS-13 gang. The reporting also showed the complexity of the issues, illustrating how some youth come with gang ties, while others who are trying to escape poverty and violence find themselves vulnerable to gang recruitment.
Miller, Jouvenal and Morse will receive the honor at the NPF annual journalism awards dinner on Feb. 15, 2018.