Street Sense Excellence in Journalism Awards

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The Street Sense Excellence in Journalism Awards were awarded from 2008 until 2017 and honor reporting that changes perceptions about homelessness. At Street Sense Media, we believe that housing is a basic human right, and homelessness is an economically foolish, entirely solvable social ill. We are proud to recognize fellow journalists who wield their quills (and keyboards and cameras) to bring wider attention to the issues we care about most.

2017 AwardWinners
2016 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners
2014 Award Winners
2013 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners
2010 Award Winners
2009 Award Winners
2008 Award Winners

The David Pike Award

David PikeStreet Sense conveys the David Pike Award in the memory of former volunteer and board member, David Pike. David was a journalist for four decades with publications such as U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Star. David’s energy, compassion, and dedication are missed. We hope his legacy lives on through these awards.

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