Colorado Public Radio News was recently awarded an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award for a collaborative expose with NPR on the Army’s mistreatment of disabled veterans.
In October 2015, CPR News worked with NPR to publish a groundbreaking look into the U.S. Army’s discharge of thousands of soldiers who were diagnosed with mental health disorders. In response to their report, the U.S. Senate ordered an official investigation into the issue.
Since the initial report was published, CPR and NPR have continued to follow the story. Read the updates:
- Senators Demand Probe Into Army’s Discharge Of Troops With Mental Health Problems
- When The Army Pushes A Soldier Out, His Mental Health Struggles Are Left To Others
- Former Fort Carson Commander: ‘We Need To Help, Not Judge’ Struggling Troops
- Army To Review Pattern Of PTSD, Brain Injuries Discharges
- Four U.S. Senators Demand Army Stop Discharging Troubled Combat Soldiers
- Army Contests NPR-CPR Investigation Of Dismissed Soldiers In ‘Misleading’ Report
The duPont-Columbia awards honor the best in broadcast, documentary and online reporting. CPR/NPR were one of four public broadcasting award-winners nationwide.