POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Online Storytelling: News Reporting

First Place

Eliza Barclay, Kainaz Amaria, Umair Irfan, Tristan McConnell, Victor Moriyama, Sarah Waiswa, Ardiles Rante, Amanda Northrop, Ryan Mark, Tim Williams, Susannah Locke, Ben Pauker, Alexa Lee, Nisha Chittal and Madeline Marshall / Vox
“These 3 supertrees can protect us from climate collapse”

Second Place

Rebecca Hersher, Ryan Kellman, Catherine Laidlaw, Patricia Cole, Thomas Wilburn, Daniel Wood, Alyson Hurt, Connie Hanzhang Jin, Constance Miller, Gisele Grayson / NPR
“After The Water”

Third Place

Emily Kassie, Tom Meagher, Julia Preston, Susan Chira, Bill Keller, Alex Ivany, Katia Vannoy, Margaret Cheatham Williams, Bryan Gentry, Quinn Gunderson, Seffy Hirsch, Jih-e Peng, Kenny Suleimanagich, Wrangel Lubin, Andrew Calderon, Alejandra Rivera Flaviá, Ari Balouzian, Mary Nittolo, Eric Schutzbank, John Holmes, Victor DeRespinis and Jackie Garbuio / The Marshall Project and The Guardian
“Detained: How the United States created the largest immigrant detention system in the world”

Award of Excellence

Kevin Fagan, Kurtis Alexander, Erin Allday, Nanette Asimov, J.K. Dineen, Dominic Fracassa, Matthias Gafni, Joe Garofoli, Justin Phillips, Sarah Ravani, Tatiana Sanchez, Evan Sernoffsky, Rachel Swan, Otis Taylor, Trisha Thadani, Jill Tucker, Sam Whiting, Demian Bulwa, Geoff Link, Warren Pederson, Emily Fancher, Todd Trumbull, John Blanchard, Daymond Gascon, Nicole Frugé, Guy Wathen, Lacy Atkins, Noah Berger, Paul Chinn, Jessica Christian, Preston Gannaway, Carlos Avila Gonzalez, Liz Hafalia, Yalonda M. James, Stephen Lam, Gabrielle Lurie, Santiago Mejia, Josie Norris, Amy Osborne, Nick Otto, Scott Strazzante, Lea Suzuki, Manjula Varghese, King Kaufman, Libby Coleman, Danielle Mollette-Parks, Brittany Schell, Audrey DeBruine, Erica Yee, Evan Wagstaff, Michael Gray, Tim O'Rourke and Audrey Cooper / San Francisco Chronicle
“One day, one city, no relief: 24 hours inside San Francisco’s homelessness crisis”

Award of Excellence

Thomas Kaplan, Tamir Kalifa and Eden Weingart / The New York Times
“How to Get a Selfie With Elizabeth Warren in 8 Steps”

Award of Excellence

Chris Serres, Glenn Howatt, Richard Tsong-Taataril / Minneapolis StarTribune
“Two families plead for help. It never comes.”

Award of Excellence

Victor Moriyama and Matt Sandy / The New York Times
“‘The Amazon Is Completely Lawless’: The Rainforest After Bolsonaro’s First Year”

Award of Excellence

Alexander Burns, Sydney Ember, Jonah M. Kessel, Haeyoun Park, Jonah M. Kessel, Larry Buchanan, Alastair Coote, Rebecca Lieberman, Umi Syam, Yousur Al-hlou, Tony Cenicola, Michael Cordero, KC McGinnis, Edythe McNamee, Julio Quintana, Emily Rhyne, Abe Sater, Joshua Thomas, Ainara Tiefenthäler, Tony Cenicola, Tanner Curtis, Todd Heisler, Meg Felling, Shane O'Neill, Alexandra Eaton, Dave Horn, Robin Lindsay, Will Lloyd, Ainara Tiefenthäler, Aaron Byrd, Amanda Cordero, Michael Cordero, Dave DeCristo, Alex Garces, Abe Sater and Jessica White / The New York Times
“18 Questions. 21 Democrats. Here’s What They Said.”

Award of Excellence: Thomas Kaplan, Tamir Kalifa and Eden Weingart / The New York Times

Award of Excellence

“How to Get a Selfie With Elizabeth Warren in 8 Steps”

Sure, you could wear a campaign button. But a photo with the candidate is so much more versatile: suitable for avatars, posting with a clever hashtag, even printing out and framing if you want to go analog.

Posing for the camera with a presidential candidate used to be a perk generally reserved for wealthy donors. At Senator Elizabeth Warren’s events, all it costs is passing some time in a well-organized selfie* line.

How to Get a Selfie With Elizabeth Warren in 8 Steps