Many, many thanks to The National Association of Black Journalists for recognizing me and my good friend, Jean-Jacques Taylor, at its annual awards ceremony in New Orleans on Sat., Aug. 12.

Our story, BROKEN ROUTE, won for specialty reporting in a magazine with a circulation of more than one million.

Thomas Johnson Texas A&MWe both feel strongly about the way the piece, which details the machete murder of a jogger on a Dallas running trail by a former college football star, shines a light on the misunderstood signs of mental illness. It is an especially stark look at schizophrenia.

You can see it here…