The Center for Public Integrity’s documentary Time is Money has won a Sigma Delta Chi Award for digital video, the Society of Professional Journalists announced Thursday.
As part of the Profiting from Prisoners series, the 23-minute documentary revealed how a growing web of prison bankers, private vendors and corrections agencies profit off the innocent by shifting costs onto inmates’ families. Multimedia editor Eleanor Bell and finance reporter Dan Wagner collaborated on the project.
SPJ judges selected 85 honorees from more than 1,600 submissions. Entries included selections from television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, online news outlets and magazines.