Reporter María Inés Zamudio accepted a position as an investigative reporter at The Memphis Commercial Appeal. During her three years at The Chicago Reporter, Zamudio covered immigration, labor and health care.

The Reporter won two awards at the Chicago Headline Club’s 2013 Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism. Angela Caputo and Rui Kaneya won Best Non-Deadline Reporting in Newspaper or Magazine, Non-Daily, for the November/December 2013 cover story “Charges Dismissed,” and the magazine was honored with General Excellence in Print Journalism, Non-Daily. Caputo was also a finalist for the Better Government Association’s 2013 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting for the same article.

Caputo and Editor and Publisher Susan Smith Richardson were panelists at the Investigative Reporters & Editors conference June 26 to 29 in San Francisco. Caputo participated in a panel entitled “Raising the Roof: Investigating Housing.” Richardson’s panel was entitled “Coverage, Consequence and Why Staffing Matters.”