Our reporting last year helped expose how the teen psychiatric center had rebranded itself and opened under a new name. But a recurring pattern of violence and abuse ultimately led to that facility’s closure.
Chief investigative reporter Bennett Haeberle and photojournalist Chris Kettler’s reporting earned second place in the Health Science category.
The National Headliner Awards honor the best journalism in the United States. It is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the country.
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