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Cox Media Group Honored for Social Security Overpayment Investigation

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 5/10/2024

Cox Media Group’s investigative teams and KFF Health News received a 2024 Goldsmith Award from The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School for their joint reporting, Overpayment Outrage. The series exposed how the Social Security Administration (SSA) routinely sent overpayments to recipients that the SSA then clawed back by reducing or suspending monthly checks.

“We’re honored to receive this prestigious award because it reflects CMG’s commitment to local news and investigative journalism,” says Marian Pittman, president of content, Cox Media Group. “The team’s relentless efforts to uncover the truth behind complex government policies and their implementation has resulted in tangible changes within the SSA and will directly benefit millions of people impacted by overpayments.”

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