Journalist G. Jeffrey MacDonald was awarded a Wilbur Award this week by the Religion Communicators Council for his report, “No Child Left Alone” for the Christian Science Monitor. The Wilbur Award honors excellence by individuals in secular media—print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures—in communicating religious issues, values and themes during 2012.
The article was one in a series MacDonald published on the fate of volunteer mentoring programs for the 2.7 million children of inmates once federal funding for the program was cut. MacDonald’s reporting was funded with a 2011 Knight Grant for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life. Read the rest of MacDonald’s reporting here.