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DePaul Journalism Faculty Win Peabody Award


The co-directors of the Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence at DePaul University were recognized as part of one of five broadcast news organizations to win a prestigious Peabody Award for news.

College of Communication journalism faculty Carol Marin and Don Moseley won for their multiple stories reported on the LaQuan McDonald investigation for WMAQ-TV NBC 5 in Chicago.

The Peabody Awards staff recognized Marin and Moseley for “unrivaled reporting” that exposed “a host of police procedural infractions, official disinformation and outright lies” that contributed to changes within the Chicago Police Department.

Other winners in the news category were from HBO, PBS, WXIA TV in Atlanta and WTAE TV in Pittsburgh.

Marin also was recognized in 1997 with a Peabody Personal Award for her career achievements in investigative reporting in Chicago. She and Moseley also won a Peabody in 1998 for their documentary on the facially disfigured for CBS News.

The College of Communication is hosting a launch event and reception for the Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence May 5 at the DePaul Center on the Loop campus.

Marin and Moseley will begin teaching Advanced Reporting in autumn quarter 2016. They will work with a select group of students on investigative reporting projects that stress journalism ethics and reporting that holds public officials accountable.