The Miami Herald
A pandemic, racial injustice, natural disasters: McClatchy journalists have chronicled every step of a devastating year while dealing with extreme working conditions and difficult personal circumstances of our own.
That essential work continued in September, when our newsrooms exposed injustice, elevated voices, fact-checked claims and responded with urgency and compassion to breaking news.
In the ZIP code with the shortest life expectancy in Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram found residents cut off from health care just a few miles from the city’s medical district. The Kansas City Star exposed the abuse of young women at a Christian boarding school, leading to closure of the school and calls for change from Missouri lawmakers. The Sacramento Bee debunked a claim that a new state law legalized pedophilia, and the News & Observer dissected a assertion that North Carolina Democrats had pledged to defund police.
As wildfires again raged in California, our journalists helped communities make sense of the unfolding disaster, day after day. And a team in Miami produced a video about coronavirus risks in the Haitian community in English, Creole and English with Spanish subtitles to ensure that the information was accessible to everyone affected.Read on for the latest edition of Extraordinary Journalism.
Read on for the latest edition of Extraordinary Journalism.
See dramatic photos, videos of the Creek Fire burning in California A Cal Fire crew takes a break in the grass next to Berry Creek Elementary School, which was destroyed overnight during the Bear Fire on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The crews only get a brief window to rest between hours-long shifts. The blaze, now part of the larger North Complex, exploded in size Tuesday night and into Wednesday, forcing evacuation warnings and orders for at least 20,000 people in Butte County and inflicting widespread damage on the foothill community of Berry Creek.
The Sacramento Bee