The MOLLY Investigative Journalism Prize is an annual award of $5,000, open to national print and digital outlets. For the second year, the Texas Democracy Foundation and the Texas Observer will also be presenting an award of $2,000 for Excellence in Political Commentary, in memory of the biting analysis Molly Ivins offered throughout her career.

2022 MOLLY Awards Winners

Analysis: Redistricting is boring, and that’s why it’s hazardous to voters

Texas government won’t represent the state’s population unless its political maps do

In the drive to get new Texas political maps, racial representation takes a back seat

Analysis: Texas’ population has changed much faster than its political maps

Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.

Tennessee Children Were Illegally Jailed. Now Members of Congress Are Asking For an Investigation.

New Documents Prove Tennessee County Disproportionately Jails Black Children, and It’s Getting Worse

Tennessee Judge Who Illegally Jailed Children Plans to Retire, Will Not Seek Reelection