Michelle Theriault Boots is a reporter with the Anchorage Daily News, where she often reports on the justice and correctional systems in Alaska. She was a 2020 John Jay College Harry Frank Guggenheim criminal justice reporting fellow and a 2017 Kiplinger Program fellow. She holds a master's degree in literary nonfiction writing from the University of Oregon.
Recent Posts by Michelle Theriault Boots
- May 6, 2021 by Loren Holmes, Kyle Hopkins, Marc Lester, Anne Raup, Michelle Theriault Boots, Agnes Chang, Adriana Gallardo, Nadia Sussman
This project focuses on 29 Alaskan women and men of different races and socio-economic backgrounds seeking to inspire change in Alaska’s justice system, and to de-stigmatize being a survivor of sexual violence. The judges called “Unheard” “exceptional, original journalism” that “puts the voices of survivors at the forefront” and “reimagines how trauma-aware, culturally-sensitive, collaborative reporting can be done.” They applauded the project’s “emphasis on the heterogeneity of sexual violence and trauma” and called the reporting approach “sensitive by design.” Originally published by the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica on June 1, 2020.
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