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Resource ID: #17110
Subject: Children
Source: Washington Post
Date: 2000-01-08



The Washington Post uses the case of Brianna Blackmond, a 23-month-old foster child who died in the care of the D.C. foster care system, to illustrate how and why city's experimental system was failing. Washington, D.C.'s foster care system is the first in the country to operate under complete control of a federal judge. The Post covered this topic through a beat approach -- Horwitz and Higham combined daily coverage with investigative and enterprise reporting to tell Blackmond's story. Among the last stories the pair produced was a narrative of the events that led to Blackmond's tragic death.

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