Innocence Institute of Point Park University- Pittsburgh, PA
Innocence Institute Director Bill Moushey was one of few Pittsburgh news reporters who garnered awards in the Associated Press Sports Editors’ Writing Contest.
Moushey, a former investigative journalist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, finished second in the Investigative Category with his stories examining how the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association lacked to perform criminal background checks on many game officials.
Mr. Moushey’s research revealed that several working and former officials had been arrested or charged with other crimes. The story caused the state to force background checks on all of its officials.