University of Iowa student <s/ Sarah Hadley received a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) regional Mark of Excellence Award for her story and photos, “Matter of Seconds: Tougher Farm Safety Regulation Hard to Come By in Iowa,” an investigative report that grew out of a collaboration between the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism and the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
Ms. Hadley’s reporting, which won the online in-depth reporting category, was part of an IowaWatch series focusing on the issue of farm injuries in the United States. The series drew upon faculty, staff, student sources in a number of agricultural safety and health programs at the UI College of Public Health, including Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) and the Iowa Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program.
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