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Impact Award Finalist

“Extreme Heat’s Deadly Toll”

Excellence in Environmental Reporting, honoring Edward W. “Ted” Scripps II

Los Angeles Times, 2022

Author(s): Staff | Los Angeles Times


The Los Angeles Times documented the uneven and historically lethal impact of extreme heat in California’s low income neighborhoods. The newspaper put a human face on its meticulous data analysis, telling the personal stories of residents’ grief and struggle with thermal inequity

Honoring Edward W. “Ted” Scripps II
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For the first time, Excellence in Environmental Reporting is named in honor of Edward W. “Ted” Scripps II. Early in his career, Ted worked as a reporter for United Press and Scripps Howard newspapers in Denver and San Francisco. Ted also served as a vice president and secretary of The E.W. Scripps Company. He was a conservationist with interests in environmental issues and changing technologies in the communications industry.