POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Documentary Journalism


Ben Garvin and Lindsey Seavert / KARE11/Tegna
“Love Them First”


Ed Ou, Kitra Cahana and Jonathan Ade / NBC Left Field
“A Different Kind of Force—Policing Mental Illness”


Noelle Crombie, Kale Williams, Beth Nakamura and Dave Killen / The Oregonian/OregonLive
“No Mercy”


Johnny Harris, Valerie Lapinski and Tom Fox / Vox
“How this border transformed a subcontinent | India & Pakistan”


Jonah M. Kessel / The New York Times
“Killer Robots Aren’t Regulated. Yet.”


“How this border transformed a subcontinent | India & Pakistan”

The British tasked Cyril Radcliffe with the job of drawing a line to separate Punjab and Bengal provinces from India into East and West Pakistan. Muslims and Hindus weren’t the only ones being separated from each other. Sikhs and people from other faiths were affected as well.

A Sikh pilgrimage was divided because of the new border, Punjabi people of all faiths were separated from each other, and a culture was ultimately divided.

This Vox Borders episode looks at how the Radcliffe line changed Punjab and how communities are affected now.

How this border transformed a subcontinent | India & Pakistan