Rosa Wins National Journalism Nod for Supermax Investigative Series

Colorado Confidential’s own Erin Rosa was tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA’s David S. Barr Award — only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history.Rosa was recognized for her investigative series Inside Supermax originally posted Sept. 24-27, 2007.

The Newspaper Guild-CWA recognizes one high school student and one college student each year for exceptional journalism that promotes issues of importance to working people and contributes to the pursuit of social justice and fairness. The David S. Barr Awards are given in memory of the Guild’s former general counsel, mentor and role model. She will receive her award at a Guild banquet in Washington, D.C., next month.

Rosa has continue to follow this issue, breaking news on correctional officers’ labor negotiations, federal prison budget shortfalls and the recent yard riot at the neighboring federal penitentiary. Her series has generated dozens of companion stories that have appeared in traditional media and blogs.

Many congratulations on a well-deserved honor. 

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