NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune took home four news video awards Saturday (Dec. 13) at the 38th annual Suncoast Emmy Awards ceremony.
New Bethany Home for Girls: Women allege decades of childhood sex abuse
Twenty-five years ago, 14-year-old Jennifer Halter arrived at the gates of New Bethany Home for Girls excited about a new start at a boarding school. What happened there, she says, nearly killed her will to live. Now, Halter is on a painful journey back to Arcadia, La., to fulfill her dying wish: to report the man she says sexually abused her.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune photographers Kathleen Flynn and Julia Drapkin, reporter Rebecca Catalanello and enterprise managing producer Manuel Torres for their multimedia journalism exposing public corruption, child abuse and a lack of services for the mentally ill.
Flynn and Catalanello won in the Societal Concerns category for “New Bethany Home for Girls: Women allege childhood sex abuse.” Along with photographer Drapkin, they also won in Human Interest for “Central City’s Exodus House.”
Flynn’s body of work over the past year was singled out for a third award in the Journalistic Enterprise category.
Central City’s Exodus House
Donald Wilkerson runs Exodus House in Central City, a gated residential care facility for the mentally disabled. It’s a place that helps those with mental disorders learn to cope. Here is Donald’s story.
Torres and Lee Zurik of WVUE Fox 8 News received the Investigative Report – Series award for their collaboration on “Louisiana Purchased.”
The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences oversees the awards, covering stations in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria and Lake Charles, La.; Mobile, Ala.; Thomasville, Ga; the state of Florida; and Puerto Rico.