LA Times Wins Associated Press Managing Editors Public Service Award

The LA Times has picked up yet another major award for its investigation into the exorbitant salaries of city employees in the small city of Bell. This time the paper has won the prestigious Associated Press Managing Editors association Public Service award. The judges called the Times’ Bell stories  “a textbook case of a newsroom using its investigative expertise to stand up for the little guy.”

The Times‘ controversial “Grading the Teachers” series was also honored in the First Amendment category. Judges said the work was a “groundbreaking analysis of public school test scores that showed good teachers make a measurable difference in the classroom but often go unrecognized and unrewarded.”

Full list of winners and finalists here.