A while ago, one of our politicians accused a journalist of being lazy. That may be true of some but certainly not all. A good investigative journalist will look warily behind the press releases of an organization or government and dig out what the whole or the true story is. He/she is our sharpest tool for peeling away the veneer to get to the truth and enabling that truth to be spoken to power. Her/his diligence should be recognized.
Slugger is now looking for pitches from people to turn the best from our long list of ideas into an actual award category. So we’re asking you to email Mick (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a suggested title for your category and a 100 word outline of what it means in practice.