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Investigative Journalist Meg Kissinger '79 Receives National Award's Honorable Mention

October 17, 2008

Meg Kissinger 2008.jpgOctober 17, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Meg Kissinger, investigative health reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 1979 graduate of DePauw University, is a recipient of an honorable mention in the second annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism. Kissinger and her Journal Sentinel colleagues Susanne Rust and Cary Spivak were honored for their report, "Chemical Fallout."

The Barlett & Steele awards are presented by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix.

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Kissinger, who served as editor of The DePauw as an undergraduate, also shared a 2007 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for "Chemical Fallout." The two-part series exposed the dangers of common household chemicals.

The Journal Sentinel staff was recently awarded a Pulitzer Prize for local investigative reporting. Details can be found in this previous story.