2014 Recipient

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Where presented : 
NLADA Annual Conference
Recipient(s) name: 
Gary Craig
Recipient title: 
Investigative Reporter
Recipient organization: 
Democrat & Chronicle
Recipient organization city: 
Recipient organization state: 
New York
Reason for selection of recipient(s): 

Gary Craig has been a reporter with newspapers in Rochester, New York, for 24 years. He currently is an investigative reporter there, focusing on criminal justice issues. 

He has won more than two dozen state, regional, and national reporting honors. He has been honored by the National Headliners Society and Investigative Reporters and Editors for his reporting on wrongful convictions. He has also received national honors for reporting on
prison conditions and the administration of psychotropic drugs to foster children. He was among those receiving the first Gideon Award from the New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Craig has also reported extensively on the push to open long-sealed records related to the 1971 Attica prison uprising.

This year, he was recognized by his region’s press association, the Rochester Media Association, for the community impact of his reporting at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

He also is an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the graduate-level criminal justice program. He and his wife, Charlotte, have two daughters.