US Journalism Awards
The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards honor those who report on issues that reflect Robert F. Kennedy's concerns including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. Entries include insights into the causes, conditions and remedies of injustice and critical analysis of relevant public policies, programs, attitudes, and private endeavors.
Established in December of 1968 by a group of reporters covering Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, the awards program has far exceeded the expectations of its founders. Led by a committee of six independent journalists, the Awards are judged by more than fifty journalists each year. It has become the largest program of its kind and one of few in which the winners are determined solely by their peers.
Most of the state’s hospitals enjoy a perk worth millions: They pay no income, property or sales taxes. In return, they’re expected to provide benefits to the communities they serve, chiefly in the form of free or sharply discounted care to people who can’t afford to pay their bills. But while those hospitals were created with charitable missions, many don’t act like nonprofits anymore.