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A Home but No Help

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Presented by UT Public Information at UT - Plant Hall Music Room, Tampa FL

Sep 18 2014
A Home but No Help

It began with a tip from a homeless man about a squalid trailer park. It ended with the resignations of several top officials.

Each year only a handful of journalists in the U.S. win the Pulitzer Prize, the nation's most prestigious journalism award — and two of them are here in our back yard. Tampa Bay Times reporters Michael LaForgia and Will Hobson, the youngest journalists to win in the newspaper’s history, spent six months probing Hillsborough's Homeless Recovery program, an initiative meant to provide safe havens for the poor. Instead, the reporters found, the agency spent millions housing the homeless in filthy, crime-ridden slums.

Join LaForgia and Hobson as they reveal the story behind their reporting, from digging up public records to nailing down tough interviews to the swift reforms enacted in the wake of their relentless investigation.


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