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SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE WINNERS FOR 2016

Digital Media

Magazine

Public Relations

Newspaper

Radio

Television

Collegiate Awards 

 

DIGITAL MEDIA


Interactive: News

Prison Kids

Alissa Figueroa, Connie Fossi, Fusion Investigative Unit  

Fusion

Commentary/Weblog

Civil Rights in 2015

Collier Meyerson    

Fusion

Interactive: Feature

WNYC’s Interactive TalkBox Connects Underrepresented Black and Brown Voices to Our Newsroom

Lee Hill, Wayne Shulmister, Rob Christiansen, Paula Szuchman, SHoP Architects

WNYC/New York Public Radio

Online Project: Feature

The Geography of Poverty

Trymaine Lee    

MSNBC

Online Project: News

Environmental Justice Denied

Kristin Lombardi, Talia Buford, Ronnie Green, Amber Payne, John Brecher

NBCBLK & The Center for Public Integrity

Single Story: Feature

Gangs of New York

Eric Barrow

New York Daily News

Single Story: News

Environmental Justice, Denied

Kristen Lombardi, Talia Buford, Ronnie Greene, Amber Payne

The Center for Public Integrity with NBCBLK

Sports

Mizzou Football’s Long, Fraught History With Racism On Campus

Joel Anderson    

BuzzFeed


MAGAZINE


Art & Design: Page Design

Over 1 Million

“After the Storm”

Chin Wang, Karen Frank   

ESPN The Magazine

  

Under 1 Million

The Oracle

Milbert O. Brown, Jr.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


Business

Over 1 Million

“Chris Paul Will Not Be Played”

Kurt Streeter    

ESPN The Magazine


Commentary/Essay

Over 1 Million

Howard Bryant

Howard Bryant    

ESPN The Magazine


Under 1 Million

What I Learned From My Weeklong Obsession with Rachel Dolezal

Liz Pleasant    

YES! Magazine


General Reporting

Over 1 Million

“Beyond the Breach”

Wright Thompson    

ESPN The Magazine


Under 1 Million

The private pain behind Richard Smallwood’s Songs of Praise

Keith L. Alexander    

The Washington Post


International

Over 1 Million

“Relegated”

Bruce Schoenfeld    

ESPN The Magazine


Under 1 Million

La Cacica Cimarrona magazine

Mara Clemente, Félix “Guayciba”, Pablo “Zulu” Ferrer, Tania Febres, Cesy González

La Cacica Cimarrona magazine


Investigative

Over 1 Million

Black Deaths Matter

Edwin Rios, Kai Wright, Justin Maxon  

Mother Jones


Under 1 Million

What About Us?

Sylvia A. Harvey, reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute    

The Nation


Single Topic Series

Under 1 Million

New Orleans After the Flood

Gary Rivlin, in partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute, Kristina Kay Robinson, Mychal Denzel Smith  

The Nation


Specialty

Over 1 Million

“The Common Cause”

Jelani Cobb    

ESPN The Magazine


Under 1 Million

Motherhood by Proxy

Kate Ferguson    

Real Health


Sports

Over 1 Million

“Crossing in the End Zone”

Mina Kimes    

ESPN The Magazine


Under 1 Million

Resilience

Chris Franklin    

Coach & Player Magazine



PUBLIC RELATIONS & MARKETING


Online Media

University of the District of Columbia

Where Lives Are Changed Website Landing Page

SRB Communications

Television

“Every Culture, Every Angle” Campaign

Gary Anthony Ramsay, Cassidy Arkin, Keyon Williams, Gloria Pichhadze

Arise News

Print

University of the District of Columbia

Where Lives Are Changed Outdoor Marketing Campaign

SRB Communications


Services

“Every Culture, Every Angle” Campaign

Gary Anthony Ramsay, Cassidy Arkin, Keyon Williams, Gloria Pichhadze

Arise News



NEWSPAPER


Feature: Series

Over 150,000

Countdown to 60 (Seize the days)

Cassandra Spratling    

Detroit Free Press


Under 150,000

Dallas: An International Showplace For African And African American Art

Mike McGee    

The Dallas Examiner


Feature: Single Story

Over 150,000

Telling JJ

John Woodrow Cox    

The Washington Post

Under 150,000 (tie)

TALKIN’ TRASH

Wendy Ruderman    

Philadelphia Daily News


BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSES?

Jenice Armstrong    

Philadelphia Daily News

International

Over 150,000

Exodus: Tiny Gambia’s Big Export

Kevin Sieff    

The Washington Post

Special Project

Over 150,000

A Shattered Foundation

Kimbriell Kelly, Steven Rich, Michael A. Fletcher, John Sullivan

The Washington Post


Under 150,000

Precious Lives -- Kids, Guns and How We Can Stop the Violence

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Reporting, 371 Productions, WNOV Radio, WUWM Radio

Art & Design: Graphics

Over 150,000

Fatal Shooting by Police

Staff    

The Washington Post


Under 150,000

SEXY SINGLES 2015

Jon Snyder    

Philadelphia Daily News

Commentary

Over 150,000

Cries of black lives matter: then and now

Jarvis DeBerry    

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune


Under 150,000

“This is Rahm Emanuel’s Katrina moment,” “The real war to be waged in Chi-Raq,” “Why everyone should be dreaming of a #BlackXmas”

Derrick Clifton    

Chicago Reader


Under 1 Million

Black Girls Wear Tutus or Ballet Will Die Without You

Tim Pulliam    

Washington Informer

Copy Editing

Under 150,000

Headlines for “Keeping Faith” Column

Kyle Huckins    

Marion (Indiana) Chronicle-Tribune

Investigative

Over 150,000

Toxic Settlements

Terrence McCoy    

The Washington Post


Under 150,000

Police Struggle To Hire Blacks; Wanted: Diversity

Mensah M. Dean    

Philadelphia Daily News

News: Series

Over 150,000

The Walking Man

Bill Laitner, Kristi Tanner, Stephen Henderson, Ryan Garza

Detroit Free Press


Under 150,000

Race in Rhode Island

John Kostrzewa, Editor, Alisha A. Pina, G. Wayne Miller, Paul Edward Parker, Providence Journal staff

The Providence Journal

News: Single Story

Over 150,000

Recruits

Labor Jany, Abby Simons, Paul McEnroe  

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)


Under 150,000

REMEMBERING A HERO

Jason Nark, Christine Flowers   

Philadelphia Daily News

Photography: Multiple Images

Over 150,000

A Community Stands Up

Jeff Wheeler, Jerry Holt, Richard Tsong-Taatarii  

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)


Under 150,000

Josh Gibson All Stars

Justin Merriman    

Tribune-Review

Photography: Single Image

Over 150,000

Dunia’s Smile

Thomas A. Ferrara    

Newsday


Under 150,000

Mother Loses Son

Stephanie Strasburg    

Tribune-Review

Specialty

Over 150,000

Unfit for Transplant

The Philadelphia Inquirer


Under 150,000

SHOT OF HEROINE

Barbara Laker    

Philadelphia Daily News

Sports

Over 150,000

Lorenzo Mauldin: Survivor

Kimberley A. Martin    

Newsday


Under 150,000

TRAIT SECRETS

Marcus Hayes    

Philadelphia Daily News

RADIO

Sports

Market 16 and Below

How Black Jockeys Went From Common to Rare in the Kentucky Derby

Ja’Nel Johnson, Laura Ellis   

WFPL News


Network

Outside the Lines and The Sporting Life: Floyd Mayweather

John Barr, Simon Buamgart, Tim Hays, Dwayne Bray, Chris Buckle

ESPN


Top 15 Market

Young Harlem Athletes Are ‘Cross-Checking’ Hockey Stereotypes

Andrew Mambo, Karen Frillmann, Wayne Shulmister, Cayce Means

New York Public Radio


Commentary

Market 16 and Below

The Claville Report:  Policy, Law and Politics

Barbara Hamm Lee, Eric Claville, Lisa Godley, Victor Bowen

WHRO Public Media/Another View The Radio Show


Network

Challenging Racism in America: From James Baldwin to Ta-Nehisi Coates

John Hockenberry - Host, Rupert Allman - Executive Producer   

The Takeaway, New York / WNYC


Top 15 Market

Race Matters: Echoing History

Callie Crossley    

WGBH


Documentary

Market 16 and Below

More Bridges To Cross

Pat Duggins, Stan Ingold, Sarah Sherrill  

Alabama Public Radio


Network

Foot Soldiers

Maggie Linton, Adell Coleman, Bart Taylor  

SiriusXM Urban View


Top 15 Market

“The Problem We All Live With”

Nikole Hannah-Jones    

This American Life/The New York Times Magazine


Feature

Market 16 and Below

Mississippi activists reflect on Voting Rights Act

Desare Frazier    

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

ississippi Public Broadcasting


Network

From Selma To Eisenhower, Trailblazing Black Reporter Was Always Probing

Karen Grigsby Bates, Alicia Montgomery   

NPR’s Code Switch


Top 15 Market

Family and Faith Guide Eric Garner’s Mother a Year After His Death

Karen Rouse, David L. Lewis, Wayne Shulmister,  Jim Schacter,

New York Public Radio, WNYC AM and FM

Investigative

Network

Secret Mustard Gas Experiments

Caitlin Dickerson, Barbara Van Woerkom, Nicole Beemsterboer, Robert Little

NPR


Top 15 Market

Lavall Hall

Nadege Green    

WLRN News

News: Long Form

Market 16 and Below

Bringing Up Detroit

Zak Rosen    

WUOM Ann Arbor/WFUM Flint/WVGR Grand Rapids


Network

Baltimore Rx - Nathan Fields

Audie Cornish, Andrea Hsu, Bridget Kelley  

NPR


Top 15 Market

Stories from the Series HIV in Florida

Nadege Green, WLRN News    

Health News Florida - a partnership of WUSF-Tampa, WMFE-Orlando and WLRN-Miami

News: Short Form

Market 16 and Below

Breast milk company cancels campaign to recruit Detroit moms

Kate Wells    

WUOM Ann Arbor/WFUM Flint/WVGR Grand Rapids


Network

In Charleston, S.C., Racial Lines Redraw A Neighborhood

Hansi Lo Wang, Danyell Irby, Will Huntsberry  

NPR


Top 15 Market

North Miami Beach Police: We Made A Mistake

Nadege Green    

WLRN News

TELEVISION


Public Affairs: Program

Market 16 and Below

“11 TV Hill: Officer Porter Trial Preview”

Jason Newton, Stacey Woodward, Denise Rogers  

WBAL-TV


Network

America Tonight Special Report: Midwest Gun Violence

Sarah Hoye, Correspondent, America Tonight, Derek Davis, Director of Photography, America Tonigt   

Al Jazeera America


Top 15 Market

Tale of Two Districts

News 12 Westchester Staff    

News 12 Westchester


Documentary

Market 16 and Below

Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music

Henri Giles, Steve Horswill-Johnston, Andrew A. Dean, D. Brian Smith, James Stevens

The United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries


Network

Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm with Robin Roberts

ABC Staff

ABC


Top 15 Market

50 Watts

Frava Burgess, Carlos Hopkins, KNBC Staff  

KNBC-TV


Feature: Long Form

Market 16 and Below

Black Nouveau:  Trippin’

Everett L. Marshburn, Joanne Williams, Bobby Drake, Jasmine Winters, Aaron Bledsoe

Milwaukee Public Television


Network

60 MInutes: The Slave Ship

Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Katie Kerbstat, Warren Lustig

CBS News 60 Minutes


Feature: Long Form

Top 15 Market

Drama in the Big House: The Lion

Tara Rosenblum, Alan Flamenhaft   

News 12 Westchester


Feature: Short Form

Market 16 and Below

Staying Power

WBTV


Network

“Hands for Zion”

Rehema Ellis, Stacey Naggiar, Maggie Kassner, Katie Boyle, Patrick Burkey

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt


Top 15 Market

The Artist

Reginald Hardwick, Mike Richard

NBC 5 KXAS-TV


General Assignment News: Long Form

Market 16 and Below

WKYC: Social Justice

WKYC


Network

60 Minutes: The Cleveland Division

Bill Whitaker, Michael Radutzky, Guy Campanile, Andrew Bast, Peter Berman

CBS News / 60 Minutes


Top 15 Market

Drama in the Big House: The Scarecrow

Tara Rosenblum, Alan Flamenhaft   

News 12 Westchester


General Assignment News: Short Form

Market 16 and Below

Paralyzed by Guns

Lisa Robinson, Chuck Cochran   

WBAL-TV


Network

The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley:  Katrina – 10 years later – 911 calls

Steve Capus, Mark Strassmann, Kimberly Godwin, Wendy Krantz, Larry Goldfine

CBS News


Top 15 Market

Yonkers Blue Bloods

Lisa Reyes, Alan Flamenhaft   

News 12 Westchester


International

Market 16 and Below

Crisis In The Caribbean: The Haitian Migration Crisis in the Dominican Republic

Neki Mohan and Mario Alonso

WPLG-TV


Network

Nightline - Mercy: The Second Chance

Dr. Richard Besser, Carelle Doe, Roxanna Sherwood, Geoff Martz, Candace Smith,  Caren Zucker

ABC NEWS


Investigative

Market 16 and Below

Police Diversity: Not Just Black and White

Brandi Cummings, Ferlon Webster, Larry Carney, Bob Bennett

WAVY-TV


Network

E:60- Justice for Jonathan

Andy Tennant, Beein Gim, Lisa Salters, Tonya Malinowski, Dave Lynch

ESPN


Top 15 Market

Dow-Diaz - “No Place to Call Home”

Jay Dow, Mario Diaz, Victor Lopez, III, Eddie Lebron,Ken Pelczar

WPIX-TV


Photojournalism

Market 16 and Below

“Akente Express: Photojournalist Byron Reed”

Byron Reed    

KUSA


Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion

Market 16 and Below

Awareness: Coming Together After Charleston

Meaghan Norman, Denetra Walker, Princess Harrell, Russ Congdon, Christopher Roberts

Awareness


Network

Talk To Al Jazeera: Spike Lee

Sarah Hoye, Correspondent, America Tonight, Jenifer Fenton, Executive Producer, Talk to Al Jazeera, Jaci Clark, Interview Producer, America Tonight  

Al Jazeera America


Public Affairs: Segment

Market 16 and Below

Reflections of Bloody Sunday

Steve Crump    

WBTV


Network

30 Years on Death Row

Bill Whitaker, Ira Rosen, Habiba Nosheen, Terry Manning, Ali Rawaf

CBS News/ 60 Minutes


Top 15 Market

Dow-Diaz - “No Place to Call Home”

Jay Dow, Mario Diaz, Victor Lopez, III, Ken Pelczar, Eddie Lebron

WPIX-TV


Specialty

Market 16 and Below

Black Nouveau:  PrEP

Everett L. Marshburn    

Milwaukee Public Television


Network

The Weather Channel Black History Month Series

The Weather Channel staff    

The Weather Channel

Sports

Market 16 and Below

Remembering Charlie Sifford

Steve Crump    

WBTV


Network

E:60 Football Player

Andy Tennant, Aaron Johnson, Lisa Salters, Matt McCormick, Bill Roach

ESPN

Spot News

Market 16 and Below

Baltimore Riots

Barry Simms, Daniel Francois, John Cassini, Tom Culp

WBAL-TV


Network

CBS News: Charleston Massacre

The Staff of CBS News    

CBS News


COLLEGIATE AWARDS – DIGITAL MEDIA


Special Project

The Black Voice

Jordan Gaines    

The Black Voice

Online Feature Reporting

Is D.C. Still The Chocolate City?

Danielle Ledbetter, Kaylah Waite   

Truth Be Told

Online News Reporting

Code of Silence

Staff    

The Medill Justice Project

Online Sports Reporting

His way out: Korey Thieleke's second chance

Malika Andrews    

The Beacon

Multiple Images

The Two Sides of Cody Vaughn, Hamline Football and Ars Nova

Gino Terrell    

Pipers In-Depth, Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota)

Single Image

In solidarity: Gainesville community stands with Mizzou on Wednesday

Ashley K. Jolicoeur    

The Independent Florida Alligator


COLLEGIATE AWARDS - NEWSPAPER


Feature Reporting

Justice for Jason: Police Brutality Hits Home

The Hilltop / WHUR 96.3 HD3

General News Reporting

Tech advances, economy impact trajectory of journalism, NABJ

Wilton Jackson, Jordyn Holman   

NABJ Monitor

Sports Reporting

Shamara signs off

Gino Terrell    

The Oracle

Business

NABJ students talk financial research with Prudential

Wilton Jackson    

NABJ Monitor

COLLEGIATE AWARDS - RADIO

Feature Reporting

The Hair Struggle

Jordan Jennings    

PRX


COLLEGIATE AWARDS - TELEVISION

General TV News Reporting

Nation Commemorates Bloody Sunday

Kofo Lasaki    

Howard University News Service

Television Feature Reporting

Oklahoma’s Black Towns

Pamela Ortega    

Routes TV, University of Oklahoma




Please email Lisa Waldschmitt, Program Manager at: lwaldschmitt@nabj.org if you have any questions or concerns.

 

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