POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Documentary News Reporting

First Place

Magnus Wennman and Erik Wiman / Aftonbladet
“Calling Silva”

Second Place

Ilvy Njiokiktjien / Freelance
“Born Free: Mandela’s Generation of Hope”

Third Place

Leonora LaPeter Anton and John Pendygraft / Tampa Bay Times
“Our whole family is scarred”

Award of Excellence

Evan Hill, Christiaan Triebert, Malachy Browne, Dmitriy Khavin, Drew Jordan and Whitney Hurst / The New York Times
“Russia Bombed Four Syrian Hospitals. We Have Proof.”

Award of Excellence

Neil Collier, Yousur Al-Hlou and Jacob LaMendola / The New York Times
“65 Migrants Were Picked Up at Sea. Then the Politics Began.”

Award of Excellence

Barbara Marcolini, Ainara Tiefenthäler and Yuling Chow / The New York Times
“‘I Was Begging for Mercy’: How Undercover Officers in Hong Kong Launched a Bloody Crackdown”

Award of Excellence

Natasha Blatsiou and Nikos Pilos / iMEdD
“The Refuge”

Award of Excellence

Paul Mozur, Jonah M. Kessel and Melissa Chan / The New York Times
“Made in China, Exported to the World: The Surveillance State”

Award of Excellence

Almudena Toral / Univision
“Extreme violence is driving many Salvadoran girls to kill themselves”

Award of Excellence

Brent McDonald, Paula Moura, Ben Laffin and Emily Rhyne / The New York Times
“The Amazon Is Still Burning. Blame Beef.”

Award of Excellence

“The Amazon Is Still Burning. Blame Beef.”

Welcome to the lawless heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Here, cattle ranchers and loggers — emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro — are clearing and burning huge swaths of rainforest every day in the name of progress.

The Amazon Is Still Burning. Blame Beef.