POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Spot News

First Place

Stuart Palley / The Los Angeles Times
“Woolsey Firestorm”

Second Place

Cory Morse / MLive: Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press
“Victims’ father lunges at Nassar”

Third Place

Abdulmonam Eassa / AFP

Award of Excellence

Alisha Jucevic / The Columbian
“Barberton House Fire”

Award of Excellence

Katie Rausch / Toledo Blade
“Battling the Blaze”

Third Place: Abdulmonam Eassa / AFP

Third Place


A man carries a child as he flees from reported Syrian air force strikes that hit the rebel-held town of Saqba, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 6, 2018.

Fresh regime strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed more than 60 civilians on Feb. 6, despite mounting Western pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.