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Tampa Bay Times investigation into Pinellas schools wins IRE national investigative reporting prize

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The Tampa Bay Times “Failure Factories” series of stories investigating how the Pinellas County School District served black students has won a prestigious national IRE Medal for investigative reporting, the international journalism organization Investigative Reporters and Editors announced. The Times project, published in three parts plus a prologue last August, explored what is described in the project’s opening paragraph as how, “In just eight years, Pinellas County School Board members turned five schools in the county’s black neighborhoods into some of…

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