POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Documentary Journalism

First Place

Nadia Sussman, Kathleen Flynn, Finlay Young, Claudia Milne, Joe Singer and Alexandra Zayas / ProPublica

Second Place

Taylor Adams, Adam B. Ellick, Kristin Bye and Leah Varjacques / New York Times
“‘It’s an Act of Murder’: How Europe Outsources Suffering as Migrants Drown”

Third Place

Marta Iwanek and Christian Borys / CBC Short Docs

Award of Excellence

Almudena Toral, Andrea Patiño Contreras, Mauricio Rodríguez, Gerardo del Valle, Anna Spelman and Nacho Corbella / Univision
“America First: the Legacy of a Raid”

Award of Excellence

Whitney Shefte, Alice Li and Reem Akkad / Washington Post
“‘We're Kids, but We’re also Journalists’”

Award of Excellence

Malachy Browne, David Halbfinger, John Woo, Yousur Al Hlou, Neil Collier, Tim Chaffee, Nicholas Masterton, Mona El-Naggar, Marcelle Hopkins and Mark Scheffler / New York Times
“A Day and a Life: How Israeli Soldiers Killed a Volunteer Medic”

Third Place: Marta Iwanek and Christian Borys / CBC Short Docs

Third Place


Vika — a 17-year-old Ukrainian orphan with fiery red hair, bright blue eyes and an everlasting laugh — is setting out into the world for the very first time, all alone.

Vika is the story of her final year at a rural boarding school in Eastern Ukraine. It’s also the story of the bond she fights to maintain with her 10-year-old sister, Arina. Arina was adopted by a family in Toronto four years ago, during the Ukrainian revolution.