Madison County Record Wins Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism

From a Nieman Foundation story headlined “The Madison County Record wins Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism”:

An unflinching investigation by The Madison County Record into attempts by the Huntsville, Arkansas, school board to cover up sexual assault allegations by junior high school basketball players, is winner of the 2021 Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism.

The reporting by the community weekly with a circulation of just 4,000 and only five staff members found that the local school board members sought to conceal not only the assault allegations but also their decision to reduce the recommended punishment for some students and to throw out punishment for others.