Carnegie-Knight News21 documentary 'Troubled Water' wins prestigious Student Edward R. Murrow award

July 13, 2018

Newhouse photography graduate student Michael Santiago among the News21 fellows who worked on the project

A photo of Michael Santiago
Michael Santiago

Photography graduate student Michael Santiago was part of a Carnegie-Knight News21 team that just won the prestigious Student Edward R. Murrow award, bestowed by the Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) to recognize outstanding work by student journalists.

"Troubled Water," an investigative documentary about contaminated drinking water in communities across the country, was produced by 29 students from 18 universities. Carnegie-Knight News21 is a national reporting initiative headquartered at the Cronkite School at Arizona State University. The program brings top journalism students from across the country to report and produce in-depth, multimedia projects for major media outlets, including The Washington Post, NBC News and USA Today.

"We are very proud of Michael," said department chair Bruce Strong. "He is a talented photographer and an insightful journalist, and we are certain his hard work and clear vision will continue to shed light on stories that matter."