ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “Who Guards the Guardians,” an Albuquerque Journal series by reporter Diane Dimond, has been selected for the 2017 Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting.
The award by the nonprofit Fund for American Studies and the Institute on Political Journalism is named for the late Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter whose investigations into organized crime led to crackdowns on labor racketeering and Teamsters union corruption.
This year’s award will be presented to Dimond on June 29 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“I am pleased to inform you that your entry, “Who Guards the Guardians?” was the winning article chosen from 95 entries from newspapers and magazines across the country,” Joe Starrs, director of the Institute on Political Journalism, wrote in a letter to Dimond announcing the prize.
The award includes a $2,500 cash prize and expenses paid for the Washington, D.C., appearance.
The Institute on Political Journalism also awards prizes for economic and collegiate reporting. Its website says the institute was created “to develop … objective journalists with high ethical standards and solid understanding of free-market economic principles.”