POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Documentary Daily Life

First Place

Cora Engelbrecht, Yousur Al-Hlou and Ben Laffin / The New York Times
“Meet the Afghan Women Fighting to Protect Their Rights”

Second Place

Larry Buchanan, Aaron Byrd, Alicia DeSantis and Emily Rhyne / The New York Times
“Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.”

Third Place

Joe Coscarelli, Alexandra Eaton, Will Lloyd, Eden Weingart, Antonio de Luca and Alicia DeSantis / The New York Times
“‘Old Town Road’: See How Memes and Controversy Took Lil Nas X to the Top of the Charts”

Award of Excellence

Kassie Bracken, Matt Richtel and Ora DeKornfeld / The New York Times
“Revenge of the Bacteria: Why We’re Losing the War”

Award of Excellence

Sean Gallagher, Charlie Phillips, Claudine Spera and Jacqueline Edenbrow / The Guardian
“Uncaged: saving China's songbirds from the poachers' nets”

Award of Excellence

Jessica Koscielniak and Duy Linh Tu / McClatchy & Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“The Wait at Matamoros”

Award of Excellence

Bill Laitner and Eric Seals / Detroit Free Press
“A Haircut and Healing”

Award of Excellence

Katie Falkenberg / Freelance
“The Shepherdess”

Award of Excellence

“The Shepherdess”

A brutal drought gripping the Southwest is hitting New Mexico and the Navajo reservation especially hard, threatening traditional shepherds and a pastoral way of life going back generations.

The Shepherdess