Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Unscrupulous landlord exposed in hurricane-ravaged North Carolina

Amanda Morris, legislative relief reporter, Raleigh, N.C., for deft text and video reporting that highlighted, as no other news outlet had, the struggles of vulnerable hurricane victims caught in a vice between rent hikes and a housing shortage. Morris reported that in a county hammered by two hurricanes in two years, a Florida-based landlord had bought up two-dozen area mobile home parks between storms, doubling or tripling rents.

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