Lisa Chedekel is a senior writer and co-founder of the online news service C-HIT (the Connecticut Health Investigative Team), which has a section devoted to veterans’ issues. She is an award-winning investigative reporter who wrote for the Hartford Courant for 15 years, covering a wide range of beats, from politics to healthcare.
In 1999, she was among a team of journalists awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting. In 2006, Chedekel co-authored a series on mental health in the military that won the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, the George Polk Award and the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting; in 2007, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting. Before writing for The Courant, she was a staff writer and columnist for the New Haven Register.
Recent Posts by Lisa Chedekel
Case Study: High-Impact Local ReportingSeptember 2, 2011 by Lisa Chedekel, Susan Kaplan, Kelly Kennedy, Jim MacMillan
Audio of a discussion of high-impact reporting featuring experienced reporters discussing stories from the Hartford Courant, the Military Times and WFCR - Amherst.
Mentally Unfit, Forced to FightMarch 3, 2007 by Lisa Chedekel, Matthew Kaufman
The U.S. military is sending troops with serious psychological problems into Iraq and is keeping soldiers in combat even after superiors have been alerted to suicide warnings and other signs of mental illness, a Courant investigation has found. Originally published in the Hartford Courant, May 2006.
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