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2022 Stephen H. Philbin, II Award Recipients

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

2022 Stephen H. Philbin, II Award Grand Prize Winners

Title of Entry

Paper Tag Nation

Aired/Publication Date(s)

November 8, 2021 - February 13, 2022

Media Organization


Media Team

Scott Friedman, Senior Investigative Reporter

Eva Parks, Investigative Producer

Jose Sanchez, Photographer

This entry includes only 2 of more than 40 reports. The video can be viewed here:


2022 Stephen H. Philbin, II Award Second Prize Winners

Title of Entry

Reefer Madness: Marijuana Enforcement in Texas

Aired/Publication Date(s)

June 12, 2021; November 24, 2021; April 18, 2022; July 5, 2022.

Media Organization

The Dallas Morning News

Media Team

Kevin Krause, reporter

Dave Hiott, editor

This entry includes the complete 4 part series
  1. crime/2021/06/12/do-you-use-drugs-if-you- own-a-gun-the-feds-could-put-you-in-prison- which-worries-cannabis-advocates/

  2. they-were-licensed-to-sell-marijuana-now- they-face-years-in-federal-prison/

  3. crime/2022/04/18/how-3-north-texans-who- tried-to-sell-pot-legally-ended-up-behind-bars/

  4. they-spoke-arabic-while-gun-shopping-in- north-texas-and-ended-up-behind-bars/

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