Chasing the Truth Join the Better Government Association for a night of celebration at the 2023 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting!
The awards highlight the impact of Illinois investigative and enterprise reporting as a reform tool within the context of state and local government waste, fraud, and corruption.
The evening will be a celebration of awardees and include a conversation between BGA President David Greising and Megan Twohey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and a best-selling author who has focused much of her work on the treatment of women and children.
Twohey, along with investigative reporter Jodi Kantor, broke the story of decades of sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein in 2017, helping to ignite the #MeToo movement. Twohey and Kantor co-authored "Chasing the Truth" and "SHE SAID," inspiring the 2022 film by the same name.
Awards will be announced in two categories: Large Newsroom and Small Newsroom. In addition to the prestigious awards, winners will take home $27,000 in cash prizes.
Tickets include an open bar (wine and beer) with heavy hors d'oeuvres.
Learn more about the awards at award.bettergov.org.
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards have been celebrating the best investigative reporting in Illinois for 19 years. For journalists winning a prestigious Driehaus Award can be a career achievement. Our annual celebration brings together investigative reporters, their newsrooms, and those who admire investigative journalism to celebrate the reporters and the impact of their investigations.
This year’s awards ceremony will kick-off the BGA’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration and features BGA CEO David Greising in conversation with New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of She Said, Megan Twohey.