A crime scene with tape and flashing police lights.

‘A really gutsy piece of journalism’ on police response to the death of a woman in BDSM

March 6, 2024

This year’s Nakkula prize goes to a story that, as one judge put it, “a lot of newsrooms would have run screaming away from.”

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2023 Al Nakkula Award winner: Secret 911 call analysis

April 6, 2023

ProPublica reporter Brett Murphy is the winner of the 2023 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting.

Daniel Zender, special to ProPublica

CMCI Now: ProPublica’s Series on NYPD Impunity wins 2021 Al Nakkula Award

April 8, 2021

ProPublica’s 10-part series “The NYPD Files” is a searing investigation into how the country’s largest police department maintains impunity from public oversight and the toll that impunity takes on the city’s civilians––especially those who are marginalized and most at risk. The series is the winner of this year’s Al Nakkula Award for police reporting, co-sponsored by The Denver Press Club and CMCI.

Kiana Village Police Officer Annie Reed, 49, is a grandmother and often the only cop in the Northwest Alaska village of 421 people. (Loren Holmes / Anchorage Daily News)

Series on lack of law enforcement throughout rural Alaska wins 2020 Al Nakkula Award

April 16, 2020

Photos by Loren Holmes for the Anchorage Daily News What happens when communities lack law enforcement? For many of us, this may seem like a theoretical question. But through reporting based on hundreds of public records requests and interviews, Anchorage Daily News Special Projects Editor Kyle Hopkins found that one...

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Deadline extended: Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting

Jan. 9, 2019

Entries will be accepted now to midnight (Mountain time) on Jan. 18, 2019.