Magazine, news and digital journalism alumna wins Dan Rather Medal

Madeleine Davison

Madeleine Davison ’20, an alumna of the magazine, news and digital journalism program, received the collegiate Dan Rather Medal in News and Guts from the University of Texas’s Moody College of Communications for her Daily Orange story, “Nursing center violations increase during for-profit company ownership.”

Judges lauded Davison’s use of data and detailed interviews to create impact in her story. Dan Rather, who developed the award with the University of Texas, said he hoped journalists would celebrate the work done by Davison and professional medal winner Tony Plohetski, and “be inspired to dig deep for their own courage.”

The prize comes with a $5,000 award.