A poem by middle schooler Jisoo Lee is part of Columbia’s “Rainworks” project.
A poem by middle schooler Jisoo Lee is part of Columbia’s “Rainworks” project. Provided by Ed Madden.
A poem by middle schooler Jisoo Lee is part of Columbia’s “Rainworks” project. Provided by Ed Madden.

David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.