Third Place - In-Depth or Investigative Reporting
Despite past accidents, Dinwiddie locals split on VDOT plans to reconfigure busy intersection
The entry served as a compilation of news coverage written by Michael Campbell for The Dinwiddie Monitor focused on plans to reconfigure an intersection residents felt was dangerous, but were divided on what should be done to address its issues. Throughout 2019, Campbell communicated closely with Dinwiddie County leaders, VDOT representatives, public safety officials, and other stakeholders to provide a broad scope of coverage on the subject. Additionally, Freedom of Information Act requests allowed specific financial information sought by locals to be shared with the community, providing further transparency and facts for the community to lean on as they discuss the state agency's plans.
Below is one of several articles included in Campbell's contest entry.