Jay Price of American Homefront Project and North Carolina Public Radio WUNC awarded Radio prize by Military Reporters & Editors
Jay Price with the American Homefront Project and North Carolina Public Radio weaves together the present and the past in this report on the restoration of a Marine base suffering from climate change, in conjunction with the dedication of a new museum recognizing its first Black service members. It’s a touching reflection by veterans and an overdue recognition of what early Black Marines went through simply to serve. This report comes just in time; there aren’t many service members left who are able to see their history preserved. It’s a delight to hear from these veterans and see the progression from a time when the Marine Corp was content to ignore a troubled history into embracing the service members and actively involve them in the restoration and documentation efforts.
— From the judges
Radio Broadcast American Homefront Project “America’s first Black Marine base is threatened by the effects of climate change”
Prize category: Honorable Mention, Radio
Jay Price Biography
Jay Price is the military and veterans affairs reporter for North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC. He specialized in covering the military for nearly a decade and traveled four times each to Iraq and Afghanistan for the N&O and its parent company, McClatchy Newspapers. He spent most of 2013 as the Kabul bureau chief for McClatchy.
Price’s other assignments have included covering the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi and a series of deadly storms in Haiti.
He was a fellow at the Knight Medical Evidence boot camp at MIT in 2012 and the California Endowment’s Health Journalism Fellowship at USC in 2014.
He was part of a team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for its work covering the damage in the wake of Hurricane Floyd, and another team that won the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for a series of reports on the private security contractor Blackwater.
He has reported from Asia, Latin America, and Europe and written free-lance stories for The Baltimore Sun, Outside magazine and Sailing World.
Price is a North Carolina native and UNC-Chapel Hill graduate. He lives with his wife and daughter in Chapel Hill.
Listen to or read the winning submission
Air Date 5/13/22 | American Homefront Project | North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC
America’s first Black Marine base is threatened by the effects of climate changehttps://www.wunc.org/military/2022-05-13/the-military-is-trying-to-protect-americas-first-black-marine-base-from-storms-and-rising-seas