Today, the Arizona Press Club announced that John Dougherty of Investigative Media is one of three finalists for the 2014 Virg Hill Journalist of the year award. Dougherty was recognized for his reporting on the Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy which resulted in the deaths of 19 firefighters last June. His stories were published in the New Times and on the Investigative Media website.
Dougherty is a three time winner of this award and a runner up twice. The winner will be announced on May 31 in Phoenix, Arizona.