Charleston, West Virginia, reporter Leah Willingham delivered multiformat coverage after an evangelical Christian revival meeting during school hours at Huntington (W.Va.) High School. Some students responded to the revival with a walkout in protest of what they call a violation of their civil rights.
Although school security turned away reporters who tried to cover the demonstration, Willingham recorded zoom interviews with student leaders and gathered user-generated video. She also had photos and an interview with the evangelical pastor after a separate evening revival.
Her all-formats package drew attention and earned praise for telling the story of the dissenting students, giving readers a more nuanced picture of West Virginia and the AP a better story.