2019 – Grand Awards

2019 Print Division


First Place and BEST IN SHOW
“Perversion of Justice” – Julie K. Brown and Emily Michot, Miami Herald, Miami, Fla.

Judges’ comments: ​Once again the judges are in awe of the work by Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald, a past winner. Her persistence in tracking down the Jane Does years after their violations by a serial pedophile and giving them voice unleashed a wave of outrage both in Florida and nationally that was felt in the hearings rooms of Congress.  


First Place and BEST IN SHOW
“Woolsey fire burns all the way down to the coast” – Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Judges’ comments: ​Composition, subject matter and color come together to create an emotional visual moment.

2019 Broadcast Division


First Place and BEST IN SHOW
“Anguished Families Shoulder The Biggest Burdens Of Opioid Addiction” – Yuki Noguchi, NPR

Judges’ comments:​ Extraordinary and excruciating detail of the physical and financial costs of drug addiction. Information most of us probably have never thought of, but should have. 


First Place and BEST IN SHOW
“48 Hours: Click for a Killer” – 48 Hours staff, CBS News 

Judges’ comments:​ From the darkest recesses of the Internet to arrests on various continents, CBS’s “48 Hours” leads us on a bizarre yet penetrating investigation into the world of murder for hire. 

2019 Online Division


First Place and BEST IN SHOW
“NBC Left Field: The Path to Radicalization” – Ed Ou and David Scott Holloway, NBC News, New York, N.Y. 

Judges’ comments: ​This excellently produced and edited video takes viewers right into the home of a member of one of America’s extremist groups. Reporting like this goes a long way to help us see how one becomes a radical and how people such as a parent — no matter what — still can’t accept that truth.