Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., recognizedformer editor-in-chief Marcelo Rochabrun ’15 with a first-place award in the student category, small circulation division, for his May 2015 article “Charities funneled millions to eating clubs to pay for social facilities” in The Daily Princetonian.
The long-form article investigated how some eating club leadership at the University set up educational foundations in order to grant donors tax deductions, despite this being a violation of IRS guidelines.
IRE is a grassroots nonprofit organization founded in 1975 that is dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting.
The award will be presented to Rochabrun on June 18 at the organization’s annual conference.
This is the first time that a reporter from the ‘Prince’ has won the award.
Rochabrun also won the first-place award in Enterprise/Investigative Reporting from the New Jersey Press Association’s College Newspaper contest with the same story.