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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

Mississippi 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

TELEVISION

Documentary

Network

Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm with Robin Roberts

ABC News

ABC News Staff


Top 15

50 Watts

Frava Burgess, Carlos Hopkins, KNBC Staff 

KNBC-TV

 

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

 

Feature: Long Form

 

Network

60 MInutes: The Slave Ship

Scott Pelley, Correspondent, Nicole Young, Producer, Katie Kerbstat, Co-Producer, Warren Lustig, Co-Producer, Editor

CBS News 60 Minutes

 

Top 15

Drama in the Big House: The Lion

Tara Rosenblum, Alan Flamenhaft  

News 12 Westchester

 

Market 16 and Below

Black Nouveau:  Trippin'

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

Milwaukee Public Television


Feature: Short Form

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, Executive Producer, Mike Richard, Photojournalist  

NBC 5 KXAS-TV

 

Market 16 and Below

 

Staying Power

WBTV

 

General Assignment News: Long Form

Network

60 Minutes: The Cleveland Division

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

CBS News / 60 Minutes


Top 15

Drama in the Big House: The Scarecrow

Tara Rosenblum, Alan Flamenhaft  

News 12 Westchester

 

Market 16 and Below

WKYC: Social Justice

WKYC

 

General Assignment News: Long Form

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

 

Market 16 and Below

 

Paralyzed by Guns

Lisa Robinson, Chuck Cochran  

WBAL-TV

 

International

Network

Nightline - Mercy: The Second Chance

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

ABC NEWS

 

Market 16 and Below

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

WPLG-TV

 

 

Investigative

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" - 2015 NABJ Entry - 04-041 Investigative

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

WPIX-TV

 

Market 16 and Below

 

Police Diversity: Not Just Black and White

Brandi Cummings, Ferlon Webster, Larry Carney, Bob Bennett

WAVY-TV

 

Photojournalism

Market 16 and Below

 

"Akente Express: Photojournalist Byron Reed"

Byron Reed   

KUSA

 

Spot News

Network

CBS News: Charleston Massacre
CBS News
The Staff of CBS News

Market 16 and Below

Baltimore Riots
WBAL-TV
Barry Simms, Thomas Culp, John Cassini, Daniel Francois

 

Public Affairs: Program

Network

America Tonight Special Report: Midwest Gun Violence
Sarah Hoye, Derek Davis
Al Jazeera America

Top 15

Tale of Two Districts
News 12 Westchester Staff
News 12 Westchester

Market 16 and Below

"11 TV Hill: Officer Porter Trial Preview"
Jason Newton, Stacey Woodward, Denise Rogers
WBAL-TV

Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion

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

 

Market 16 and Below

Awareness Coming Together After Charleston
Meaghan Norman, Denetra Walker, Princess Harrell, Russ Congdon, Christopher Roberts

 

 

Public Affairs: Segment

Network

30 Years on Death Row

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

CBS News/ 60 Minutes

 

Market 16 and Below

Reflections of Bloody Sunday

Steve Crump   

WBTV

 

Sports

Network

E:60 Football Player
Andy Tennant, Aaron Johnson, Lisa Salters, Matt McCormick
ESPN

Market 16 and Below

Remembering Charlie Sifford
Steve Crump
WBTV

Specialty

 Network


The Weather Channel Black History Month Series
The Weather Channel Staff
The Weather Channel

Market 16 and Below

Black Noveau: PrEP
Milwaukee Public Television
Everett L. Marshburn

 

COLLEGIATE

Newspaper: Feature Reporting

Justice for Jason: Police Brutality Hits Home

The Hilltop / WHUR 96.3 HD3

 

Newspaper General News Reporting

 

Tech advances, economy impact trajectory of journalism, NABJ

Wilton Jackson, Jordyn Holman  

NABJ Monitor

 

Newspaper Sports Reporting

Shamara signs off

Gino Terrell   

The Oracle

 

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

 

Best Use of Multimedia 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

 

Feature Reporting

 

The Hair Struggle

Jordan Jennings   

PRX

 

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