The Columbia Journalism School recently announced the 16 winners of the 2022 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, including According to Need, a project of 99% Invisible produced by Katie Mingle.
The awards were announced during a special virtual presentation, highlighting outstanding reporting in the public interest, with hosts Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN Chief Medical Correspondent) and Judy Woodruff (Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour).
In less than five years (between 2015 and 2019) the rate of homelessness doubled in Oakland. Reporter Katie Mingle has a simple question with a complex answer: “What are we doing about all of it?” The way homelessness has exploded here over the last decade, you’d think there was no system in place to address it. But there is one. It just wasn’t designed to help everyone. This week, in recognition of her award, we present part of Katie’s series — the full set of episodes, including the prologue, can be found via the link above.
From all of us here at 99pi to Katie, who has since joined Serial Productions: congratulations on this well-earned honor!