Featured journalist: Rui Kaneya
Today we are delighted to feature Rui Kaneya, investigative journalist and correspondent covering Illinois and Indiana for the Columbia Journalism Review's U.S. Project. A former investigations editor at The Chicago Reporter, Kaneya was a recipient of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Minority Fellowship and the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Minority Fellowship in Urban Journalism. He has received numerous journalism awards, among them the Watchdog Award for Excellence in Public Interest Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence National Media Award. Stop by his Muck Rack portfolio for a peek at his work, which includes such recent scoops as "How civic hackers are helping local journalism" (229 shares) and "The problem with 'scoreboard' reporting on the gun violence beat" (320 shares).