Code Red awards
The climate change collaboration from the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism’s Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, NPR and Capital News Service has been named the recipient of several major journalism awards.
Punch Sulzberger Award for Innovative Storytelling
News Leaders Association
Topic of the Year 2019
Scripps Howard Award
The Philip Meyer Awards (honorable mention)
National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting
Sigma Delta Chi Award for Collaborative Journalism
Society of Professional Journalists
Innovative Storytelling Award
National Press Foundation
How the climate crisis affects Baltimore’s hottest neighborhoods.Read more
In Baltimore, the burden of rising temperatures isn’t shared.Read more
For people with chronic health conditions, heat and humidity is more than a summer nuisance.Read more
Poor neighborhoods in Baltimore have far less tree canopy than wealthier neighborhoods.Read more
Are government leaders and residents ready to act?Read more
As Rising Heat Bakes U.S. Cities, The Poor Often Feel It Most.Read more
Trees Are Key To Fighting Urban Heat — But Cities Keep Losing ThemRead more
How High Heat Can Impact Mental HealthRead more
ABOUT THIS PROJECT: This work is a collaboration between the University of Maryland's Howard Center for Investigative Journalism and Capital News Service, NPR, Wide Angle Youth Media in Baltimore and WMAR television. Learn more about the reporting behind the stories here. Read the first installment of this investigation into the effects of climate change on public health in Baltimore, "Bitter Cold."
FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT: Support for this project comes from generous grants from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Park Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the Online News Association’s Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The ONA grant is backed by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, the Rita Allen Foundation and the Scripps Howard Foundation.