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Glenn Beck’s Redemption Song

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Staff Awards

 


2010 AltWeekly Awards

First Place / Investigative Reporting Circulation under 50,000:

Dave Mann,  “Burn Patterns”

It was just past 1 a.m. on a Saturday night when the phone woke Curtis Severns. The security company was calling to say his gun shop was on fire. He roused himself, left his wife, Sue, and their newborn, and began the hour-long drive from the North Texas town of Sherman to his store in Plano. That was Aug. 21, 2004. His life hasn’t been the same since.  Read More…

Investigative reporting for this article was supported, in part, by a grant from the Open Society Institute.



Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin. His latest books are Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialogue and We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out.