We missed posting this announcement when the news was released late last year. TPR co-founder and Truthout’s lead investigative reporter, Jason Leopold, received an award from Project Censored for an in-depth report he published in January 2011 about a controversial spiritual fitness test the US Army required all of its active duty soldiers to take. Leopold’s story, Army’s Spiritual Fitness Test Comes Under Fire, was listed as the #7 most “underreported” story for 2012 out of a list of 25. A synopsis of the story was included in Project Censored’s 2012 book: “Censored 2012.”
Here’s an article about the awards in the Louisville Alt-Weekly.