A team of journalists from
The series, titled “Time Bomb: How Atmos Energy’s
“‘Time Bomb’ is the kind of public service journalism communities depend on — deeply researched, illuminating and extremely important, given that lives are at stake,” said
“Time Bomb” competed with three other finalists for the award: investigative pieces from the Los Angeles Times, the
The News investigation was published after 12-year-old Linda “Michellita” Rogers died in a natural-gas explosion at her home in
In the two-part investigation, reporters explored how Atmos had neglected its aging infrastructure, shifted the blame for explosions and confidentially settled lawsuits when it couldn’t do so.
Thursday’s award banquet took place at the Capitale in
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