The Poynter Institute reports Boston University and that city’s NPR affiliate announced Chang as this year’s recipient. She will be honored at a ceremony on Nov. 10.
The $5,000 prize is awarded to public radio journalists 35 years old and under.
Chang was selected for her investigative reporting of Detroit’s broken public defender system. Her piece aired on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine, All Things Considered in 2009.
Since joining WNYC, Chang has focused on terrorism, criminal justice, and the courts.
The prize, in its ninth year, is named for the NPR legendary senior news analyst. Schorr passed away in July at 93.