Idaho Statesman business reporter Audrey Dutton won two regional journalism awards for her reporting in 2015 on 8,000 pages of court records released after the Statesman won a court battle for them. The records previously were withheld from the public in the antitrust lawsuit against St. Luke’s Health System in Boise.
Dutton won first-place awards for her “Inside Our Hospitals” stories in the business-reporting and comprehensive-coverage categories among large daily newspapers in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northwest Excellence in Journalism competition. The stories revealed what goes into business decisions made by Idaho’s largest and most powerful health care organizations.
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