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2024 NABJ Salute to Excellence Nominees Announced

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has announced its nominees for the 2024 Salute to Excellence Awards.

Winners will be announced during a gala at the #NABJ24 Convention & Career Fair, July 31 – August 4 in Chicago. 

The Salute to Excellence Awards Gala, powered by Walmart, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3. The full listing of winners will be posted online after the event this summer.

Convention registration is available at NABJConvention.com, where attendees can purchase tickets through the Attendee Service Center and checkout process.

Congratulations to our nominees!

Thank you for your impactful storytelling in 2023!

 

COLLEGIATE

 

 



DIGITAL MEDIA



Digital Media – Graduate: Best Use of Multimedia – Special Project

The Newest New Yorkers

NYCity News Service Staff

NYCity News Service, New York, NY


Sounding the Alarm: The Case of Missing and Murdered Black and Brown Women

Samantha Latson

Chicago Crusader, Chicago, IL


America After Roe

Jada Respress, Peyton Brooks, Shelby Rae Wills

Carnegie-Knight News21, Phoenix, AZ

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Digital Media – Undergraduate: Online Feature Reporting

All Weapons are Lethal in the Hands of Police

Blue Miller, Nada Balsam Merghani

Indy Week, Durham, NC

North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC


The Belonging Gap: How BIPOC Professors Navigate an Anti-DEI Landscape

Jordyn Harrell

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX


SHE IS NOT THE NORM: A Young Filmmaker’s Journey to Success

Melanie Jackson

The Daily Campus, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

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Digital Media – Undergraduate: Online News Reporting

Poisoned in Syracuse

April Santana

The NewsHouse, Syracuse, NY

 



NEWSPAPER



 

Newspaper – Undergraduate: Feature Reporting

Roadblocks and Resets on the Way to Redemption

Satchel Bunch-Wimberly, Nilea Cosley, Jalisa J. Jones

Clark Atlanta University, Panther Newspaper, Atlanta, GA


SMU Archives Reveal Painful Past

Emma McRae, Jacqueline Leigh Fellows

SMU Daily Campus, Dallas, TX


Black Hair on a White Campus

Jordyn Harrell

The DC, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

 



PHOTOGRAPHY (GRADUATE ONLY)



 

Photography (Graduate Only): Multiple Images

Community of Dance

Zakiyyah Woods

NYCity News Service, New York, NY


Disability Shouldn’t Equal Invisibility

James Year

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Photography (Graduate Only): Single Image

Stranded in Senegal

Mark Banchereau

NYCity News Service, New York, NY

 



TELEVISION (UNDERGRADUATE)



Television (Undergraduate): Best Newscast

New York Stories

219West Staff

219West TV News Magazine, New York, NY

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Television (Undergraduate): Feature: Short Form

Fashionable Bronx

Sunny Nagpaul, Yasmine Daas

219West TV News Magazine, New York, NY


Dandelion

Wendy Wang

 

 

PROFESSIONAL



DIGITAL MEDIA



Digital Media – Business

Thousands of Black Women Claim Hair Relaxers Gave Them Cancer

Mike Spector, Richa Naidu, Kristina Cooke

Reuters, New York, NY


Borrowers Turned to Nonbank Lenders for Mortgages — And It’s Costing Them

Ann Choi, Caleb Melby, Raeedah Wahid, Polly Wahid, Nadia Lopez

Bloomberg News, New York, NY


Can Detroiters Afford More Dollar Stores?

Jena Brooker, Quinn Banks

BridgeDetroit, Detroit, MI

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Digital Media – Commentary/Weblog

A Collection of Columns by Mary C. Curtis

Mary C. Curtis

Roll Call, Washington, D.C.


Race in America

Garrison Hayes

Mother Jones,  Nashville, TN


‘Shoplifting the Truth’ — Derrick Z. Jackson Commentary for the Root

Derrick Z. Jackson

The Root, Cambridge, MA

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Digital Media – Interactive: Feature

The Black Elders Project

Nate File, Danese Kenon, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Jacqueline Wiggins, Marilyn Kai Jewett

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA


Land of Broken Promises

April Simpson, Camille Petersen, Joe Yerardi, Mc Nelly Torres

Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C.

Pushkin Industries, New York, NY


50 Years of Philly Hip-Hop

Elizabeth Wellington, Jamila Robinson, Tara Miller, Heather Khalifa, Gabe Coffey

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

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Digital Media – International Reporting: Single Story Feature

Adrift

Renata Brito, Felipe Dana

Associated Press,  New York, NY


Trans Resilience in an African Fashion Capital

Kamari Romeo, Milena Mikael Debass, Jika Gonzalez, Evelyn Adeyinka, Rik Slujik, Simpa Samson

VICE News, Brooklyn, NY


Away From Threat of Islamist Violence or Floods, Health Risks for Pregnant Women in Nigeria’s Refugee Camps Remain High

CNN As Equals Team

CNN Worldwide

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Digital Media – International Reporting: Single Story News

Indian Companies Are Bringing One of the World’s Most Toxic Industries to Africa

Will Fitzgibbon

The Examination, Chicago, IL

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Digital Media – Online Project: Feature

When Gun Violence Ends Young Lives, These Men Prepare the Graves

Cara Anthony, Zach Dyer, Hannah Norman

KFF Health News, Washington, D.C.

Broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered. Distributed via NPR’s Shots.


Buffalo: Healing From Hate, Healing Ourselves

Bill Hutchinson, Alysha Webb, Jade Lawson, Shannon Sanders and Staff of ABC News Digital

ABC News Digital, New York, NY


Survivors Share Insights, Memories of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

Asedrick Thomas, Tamu Thomas, Melanie Eversley

Make It Memorable Productions, Cleveland, OH

Black News & Views, College Park, MD

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Digital Media – Online Project: News

Corporate America Promised to Hire a Lot More People of Color. It Actually Did.

Jeff Green, David Ingold, Raeedah Wahid, Cedric Sam, Daniela Sirtori-Cortina, Rebecca Greenfield

Staff of Bloomberg News, New York, NY


Uprooted: How Public Universities in Virginia and Across the Nation Expanded by Displacing Black Communities

Brandi Kellam, Louis Hansen, Gabriel Sandoval

Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism at WHRO, Norfolk, VA

ProPublica, New York, NY


Slavery’s Descendants

Tom Lasseter, Donna Bryson, Tom Bergin, Nicholas Brown, Lawrence Delevingne, Staff at Reuters

Reuters, New York, NY

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Digital Media – Single Story: Feature

This Writer Just Traced His Enslaved Ancestors All the Way to Africa. Here’s How.

Rodney A. Brooks

National Geographic, Washington, D.C.


How a Grad Student Uncovered the Largest Known Slave Auction in the U.S.

Jennifer Berry Hawes

ProPublica, New York, NY


California’s Earliest Black Settlers Bought Land Only for It to Be Stolen. Their Descendants Want It Back.

Curtis Bunn

NBC News Digital, NBCBLK, New York, NY

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Digital Media – Single Story: News

Hope and Disenchantment as Police Flood Philly’s Most Violent Areas

Mensah Dean

The Trace, Brooklyn, NY


The Department of Health and Human Services Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into the Treatment of Black Women Giving Birth at a Los Angeles Hospital

Stephanie Elam, Anna-Maja Rappard, Kathryn Jaeger, Gary Crook, Chris Audick

CNN Worldwide, Los Angeles, CA


The Painful Pandemic Lessons Mandy Cohen Carries to the CDC

Fred Clasen-Kelly, Rachana Pradhan, Holly K. Hacker

KFF Health News, Washington, D.C.

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Digital Media – Sports

‘For Black Athletes, March Madness Has Much Higher Stakes.’ — Derrick Z. Jackson Commentary for the Root

The Root, Cambridge, MA


Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Hank Aaron — Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron: ‘I Had Threats All Day’

Lisa Melillo, Victor Limjoco, Ashley Parrish, Ebonne Ruffins, Anthony Werhun

Comcast NBCUniversal, Philadelphia, PA


5 Black Coaching Candidates Texans Should Consider

Terrance Harris

Houston Defender Network, Houston, TX

 



MAGAZINE



 

Magazine – Over 1 Million – General Reporting

The March That Made History

Michael Grant, Barbara Leap, Pamela Mathieson, Marilyn Milloy, Niamh Rowe, and Leslie Quander Wooldridge

AARP The Magazine, Washington, D.C.


America Is the World Leader in Locking People Up. One City Found a Fix.

Fola Akinnibi, Sarah Holder

Bloomberg Businessweek, New York, NY

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Magazine – Under 1 Million – Business

Hollywood Ignored Tyler Perry, So He Built His Own Empire

Brett Pulley

Bloomberg Businessweek, New York, NY

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Magazine – Under 1 Million – General Reporting

Getting Across Baltimore

Gabrielle Gurley

The American Prospect, Washington, D.C.

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Magazine – Under 1 Million – International

What Girls in Malawi Gain – And Give Up – By Choosing Education

Xanthe Scharff

Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA

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Magazine – Under 1 Million – Single Topic Series

The Great Fertility Divide

Lauren Williams, Lisa Armstrong, Katti Gray, Christina Coleman Mullen

The Guardian US, New York, NY

 



NEWSPAPER



Newspaper – National – Business

Hail to the Chief Diversity Officers

Sheree Curry

USA TODAY, USA TODAY NETWORK, STUDIO Gannett, Minneapolis, MN

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Newspaper – National – Feature: Single Story

‘His Name Was Bélizaire’: Rare Portrait of Enslaved Child Arrives at the Met

Alexandra Eaton, Caroline Kim, Eliot deBruyn, Bron Moyi, Natalie Reneau

The New York Times, New York, NY


One Father’s Desperate Plan to Rescue His Son From America

Michael M. Phillips

The Wall Street Journal, New York, NY


Their Sons’ Lives Ended in Gunfire. In Grief, They Found a Second Act.

Jasmine Hilton

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

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Newspaper – National – News: Series

The Backlash Against Corporate Diversity

Ray A. Smith, Vanessa Fuhrmans, Te-Ping Chen, Lauren Weber, Theo Francis

The Wall Street Journal, New York, NY

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Newspaper – National – News: Single Story

The New Selma? Activists Say Under DeSantis Florida is ‘Ground Zero’ in Civil Rights Fight

Deborah Berry

USA TODAY, Washington, D.C.


Black Community Cut Off by Akron’s ‘Road to Nowhere’ Seeks to Undo Damage

Kris Maher

The Wall Street Journal, New York, NY

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Newspaper – National – Special Project

The South Got Something To Say

DeAsia Page, Ryon Horne, Tyson Horne, Sandra Brown, Ernie Suggs

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA


From Birth to Death

Kat Stafford

Associated Press, New York, NY


An Oral History of the March on Washington, 60 Years After MLK’s Dream

The Staff of The Washington Post 

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 50 & Below – Business

Harlon’s Bar-B-Que and Two Generations of Female Trailblazers Making History in the Food Service Industry

Jeffrey L. Boney

Forward Times Publishing Co., Houston, TX

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 50 & Below – Commentary/Essay

West Side Stories, Chicago

John Fountain

Chicago Crusader, Chicago, IL


The Unapologetic Assault on Black History in America

Jeffrey L. Boney

Forward Times Publishing Co., Houston, TX


OpEd: One White Woman’s Tears Are Washing Away Black History

ReShonda Tate

Houston Defender Network, Houston, TX

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 50 & Below – Feature: Series

A Four Part Series on Health Outcomes Affecting Black Minnesotans

Ava Kian

MinnPost, Minneapolis, MN


Houston Teacher Shortage

Tannistha Sinha

Houston Defender Network, Houston, TX


The Tulsa Project

Katherine Gilyard

The 19th* News, Washington, D.C.

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 50 & Below – Feature: Single Story

Life as a Shadow

John Fountain

Chicago Crusader, Chicago, IL


The Fight for Liberation: Modern Abolitionists Seek to End Police and Prisons

Ariama Long, Tandy Lau

New York Amsterdam News, New York, NY


From America to Africa: Hip-Hop in the Motherland 50 Years Later

Anthony Todd Carlisle, Lamont Jones

New Pittsburgh Courier, Pittsburgh, PA

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 50 & Below – Investigative

Delaware Forcibly Sterilized Her Mother. She’s Now Ready to Share the State’s Dark Secret.

Meredith Newman

Delaware Online/The News Journal, Wilmington, DE


The Price of Freedom: How Bail Reform is Changing Justice

Damaso Reyes

New York Amsterdam News, New York, NY


Land Fraud Nightmare: It Could Happen to You!

Jeffrey L. Boney

Forward Times Publishing Co., Houston, TX

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 50 & Below – News: Series

Anti-Blackness

Alan “Aswad” Walker

Houston Defender Network, Houston, TX


Gun Legislation in Texas That Could Negatively Affect the Black Community

Jeffrey L. Boney

Forward Times Publishing Co., Houston, TX

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 50 & Below – Specialty

Black Autistic Women and Girls

Katherine Gilyard

The 19th* News, Washington, D.C.


The Heat is Killing Us: Climate Change & Rising Temps Are Increasing Gun Violence

Helina Selemon

New York Amsterdam News, New York, NY


Black Houston, We Have a Problem: Asthma

Alan “Aswad” Walker

Houston Defender Network, Houston, TX

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 50 & Below – Sports

‘I’m Gonna Be in the Big Leagues’

Jeffrey L. Boney

Forward Times Publishing Co., Houston, TX

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 51-100 – Commentary/Essay

Toriano Porter Opinion Entries

Toriano Porter

The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO


Melinda Henneberger, Kansas City Star

Melinda Henneberger

Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 51-100 – Feature: Single Story

Autism Has a Face

Jeffrey L. Boney

Forward Times Publishing Co., Houston, TX


Haiti Gangs Take Aim at Disabled Children: ‘Put Those Kids Out of Their Misery or We Will’

Jacqueline Charles

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 51-100 – Investigative

The Foreclosure Franchise

Ben Wieder, Shirsho Dasgupta, Sheridan Wall, Amelia Winger

Miami Herald, Miami, FL

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 51-100 – News: Series

Black Businesses Thrive in South Florida

Michael Butler

Miami Herald, Miami, FL


Voices of Kansas City

Mara Rose Williams, Hannah Wise, Monty Davis

The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 51-100 – News: Single Story

The Shooting of Ralph Yarl

Glenn E Rice, Bill Lukitsch, Anna Spoere, Andrea Klick

The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 101-200 – Business

Exodus of Major Full-Service Grocers Offering Healthy Variety Paints a Bleak Picture of Food Access for Some in Chicago

Mariah Rush, Alden Loury

Chicago Sun-Times, WBEZ Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 101-200 – Commentary/Essay

A Collection of Columns by Darren Nichols on Various Detroit Issues

Darren Anthony Nichols

Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MI


A Collection of Commentary on Race in America

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI


Lee Bey, Three Columns

Lee Bey

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 101-200 – Feature: Series

The Dancer Documentary and Narrative Feature

Ryon Horne, Sandra Brown, Tyson Horne, Matthew Kempner, Colleen McMillar

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 101-200 – Feature: Single Story

Are Guaranteed-Income Programs Working?

Elvia Malagón, Esther Yoon-Ji Kang

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL


‘Football Was Everything’ for This Chicago Peewee Coach. Even After He Became Blind.

Anthony Vazquez

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 101-200 – Investigative

Corruption, Backroom Deals, Local Politics Mire N.J.’s Legal Weed Rollout, Businesses Say

Jelani Gibson

The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, Iselin, NJ

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 101-200 – News: Series

Extremism in the Ranks

Dan Mihalopoulos, Tom Schuba, Kevin G. Hall

Chicago Sun-Times, WBEZ Chicago, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Chicago, IL


Chicago’s Mass School Closings’ Aftermath

Sarah Karp, Nader Issa, Lauren FitzPatrick, Alden Loury

Chicago Sun-Times, WBEZ Chicago, Chicago, IL\


An Apartment Complex Threatened a 98-Year-Old Tenant With Eviction. Legal Experts Say It Was Improper.

Tamia Fowlkes

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 101-200 – News: Single Story

N.J. Is Becoming More Diverse. So, Why Aren’t There More Teachers of Color?

Tina Kelley

The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, Iselin, NJ

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 101-200 – Specialty

What the Three-Fifths Clause Tells Us About Strokes and Other Health Disparities for Black Americans

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 101-200 – Sports

Ghanaian Grace

Kevin Armstrong

The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, Iselin, NJ

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 201 & Above – Business

Cannabis Delays, Financing Constraints Could Hamper New York’s Goals for Pot Industry

Sarina Trangle

Newsday, Melville, NY

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 201 & Above – Commentary/Essay

Michelle Singletary: Crypto and the Family Home Is Not the Way to Leave a Legacy of Black Wealth

Michelle Singletary

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.


American Contagion by Suzette Hackney

Suzette Hackney

USA TODAY, Washington, D.C.


Renee Graham

Composite

The Boston Globe, Boston, MA

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 201 & Above – Feature: Series

Following the Ancestors to France

Elizabeth Wellington, Heather Khalifa, Joseph Hernandez

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA


Not So Fast, Fashion

Kimberly Atkins Stohr

The Boston Globe, Boston, MA

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 201 & Above – Feature: Single Story

Reclaiming Black Masculinity: An L.A. Father’s Journey Toward Healing Himself, Building Community

Jason Armond

Los Angeles Times, El Segundo, CA


Black Churches in Florida Buck Desantis: ‘Our Churches Will Teach Our Own History.’

Deborah Berry

USA TODAY, Washington, D.C.


Breaking the Silence: A Black L.A. Mother’s Journey With Grief After Losing a Son to Suicide

Jason Armond

Los Angeles Times, El Segundo, CA

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 201 & Above – Investigative

Crumbling City

Samantha Melamed, Dylan Purcell

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 201 & Above – News: Series

Four Decades Later, NAACP Delegates Return to Boston, Finding a City Longing to Recover From Its Racial Strife

Tiana Woodard, Sahar Fatima, Milton Valencia, Mike Damiano, Alyssa Guffey

The Boston Globe, Boston, MA

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 201 & Above – News: Single Story

Teen Sleuths Target Stop & Shop

Tiana Woodard

The Boston Globe, Boston, MA


Churches Change

Bart Jones

Newsday, Melville, NY


Black History ‘Underground Railroad’ Forms Across U.S. After Increase of Book Bans

Deborah Berry

USA TODAY, Washington, D.C.

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 201 & Above – Specialty

Old World, Young Africa

Staff of The New York Times

The New York Times, New York, NY


How Doula Care Can Save Mothers’ Lives

Tiffany Cusaac-Smith

Newsday, Melville, NY

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Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 201 & Above – Sports

He Faced Food Insecurity as a High Schooler. Now, This Philly Native Looks to Make It in Pro Football With His Mother by His Side

Aaron Carter

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA


Inside Jalen Carter’s Circle

EJ Smith

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA


Wes Hopkins Punished Receivers for the Eagles’ Great Kelly Green Defenses. Life Returned the Favor.

Mike Sielski

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

 



PHOTOJOURNALISM



Photojournalism – Photography: Single Image

The Soul of the Game

Thomas A. Ferrara

Newsday, Melville, NY


Reclaiming Black Masculinity: An L.A. Father’s Journey Toward Healing Himself, Building Community

Jason Armond

Los Angeles Times, El Segundo, CA


Josiah Brown

Thomas A. Ferrara

Newsday, Melville, NY

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Photojournalism – Photography: Multiple Images

Reclaiming Black Masculinity: An L.A. Father’s Journey Toward Healing Himself, Building Community

Jason Armond

Los Angeles Times, El Segundo, CA


West Indian Day Parade

Alejandra Villa Loarca

Newsday, Melville, NY

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Photojournalism – Photography: Videography

Down Went Joe Frazier 50 Years Ago in a Loss to George Foreman That Altered Lives. Philly Would Rise Again.

Jenna Miller, Kerith Gabriel

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA


‘Football Was Everything’ for This Chicago Peewee Coach. Even After He Became Blind.

Anthony Vazquez

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL


At 99 Years Old, Marshall Allen Is Still Exploring Sun Ra’s ‘Space Music.’

Jenna Miller

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

 



PODCAST



Podcast – Arts and Culture

Into America: Street Disciples, Part 1: The Concrete Jungle

Trymaine Lee, Into America Team

MSNBC, New York, NY


Beyond Black History Month

Jill Webb, Anddy Thorpe, Dempsey Pillot, Femi Redwood

1010 WINS, WCBS NewsRadio 880, 94.7 The Block, Audacy

New York, NY


The Stoop: Diaspora Dilemmas

Leila Day, Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong, James Rowlands, Hana Baba, Natalie Peart

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Podcast – Commentary & Discussion

Cotton Capital: Episode 3: The Sea Islands: Journalist DeNeen L. Brown Travels to the Sea Islands in the U.S. and Meets the Gullah Geechee People 

DeNeen L. Brown, Staff of the Guardian

London, UK


Into America: Healing in Buffalo

Trymaine Lee, Into America Team

MSNBC, New York, NY


Are Black Voters Leaving Democrats Behind?

Astead W. Herndon, Anna Foley, Elisa Gutierrez

The New York Times, New York, NY

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Podcast – Lifestyle

The Stoop: You Trippin’?

Hana Baba, Leila Day, Natalie Peart, Kristina Loring, James Rowlands


Into America: I’m Trym(AI)ne Lee

Trymaine Lee, Into America Team

MSNBC, New York, NY

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Podcast – Limited Series

Sugar Land

Brittney Martin, Naomi Reed and the Sugar Land Team

The Texas Newsroom, The Texas Newsroom, Austin, TX


Into America Presents: Street Disciples

Trymaine Lee, Into America Team

MSNBC, New York, NY


The Africas vs. America

Matthew Amha, Jessica Linzey

Staff of CBC Podcasts, Toronto, ON

Staff of Confluential Films, Los Angeles, CA


Murder in Boston: The Untold Story of the Charles and Carol Stuart Shooting

Adrian Walker, Evan Allen, Elizabeth Koh, Andrew Ryan, Brendan McCarthy, Kristin Nelson

The Boston Globe, Boston, MA

 



PR & MARKETING CAMPAIGNS



PR & Marketing Campaigns – Cause Related Business – Services

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited

Wyn-Win Communications, Chicago, IL


African Development Bank Group and Microsoft Philanthropies Present: Coding for Employment Digital Ambassadors — Equipping Youth With Digital Skills

Alphonso Van Marsh, Staff of African Development Bank Group

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


Intuit to Launch IDEAS Program in Partnership With the Los Angeles Urban League

Ron H. Carter, Tania Mercado, Jamecca Marshall, Michael Lawson, Cynthia Mitchell-Heard

The Carter Agency, Pasadena, CA; The Los Angeles Urban League, Los Angeles, CA; Intuit Inc., Woodland Hills, CA

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PR & Marketing Campaigns – Government

Air Combat Command: Building Bridges — Continuing Conversations

Karen Eure Wilson

Air Combat Command Public Affairs, U.S. Air Force

Joint Base Langley, Eustis, VA

Savannah State University, Savannah, GA

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PR & Marketing Campaigns – Online Media

Fentanyl/Xylazine PSA Digital Ad

SRB Communications, Washington, D.C.


African Development Bank Group: International Women’s Day and Month of Gender in Focus Campaign

Staff of African Development Bank Group

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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PR & Marketing Campaigns – Print

Visionary Leadership Meets Tradition in Annual Report

James E. Parker, Jr., Franklin Fitzgerald, O’Shay Jelks, Marcia Perry-Dix

Hampton University, Hampton, VA; Franklin Fitzgerald Videography, Hampton, VA; Perry Media, Hummelstown, PA

 



RADIO



Radio – Market 16 & Below – Feature

Influential Portland Band ‘Pleasure’ Returns to the Stage

Paul Marshall II

OPB – Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, OR


JCSU Exhibit Focuses on Negro National Baseball League — An Often Forgotten Part of American History

Gwendolyn Glenn

WFAE 90.7, Charlotte, NC


How Mississippi Historians Are Preserving Emmett Till’s Story

Maya Miller

Gulf States Newsroom, Birmingham, AL

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Radio – Market 16 & Below – News: Series

IAAM: The New International African American Museum

Gwendolyn Glenn

WFAE 90.7, Charlotte, NC


Another View: The Confederate Statue Debate (Edenton)

Lisa Godley, Barbara Hamm Lee, Jordan Christie

WHRO Public Media, Norfolk, VA

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Radio – Market 16 & Below – Public Affairs: Segment

Another View: Natural Hair — The Crown Act                                                                                                

Barbara Hamm Lee, Lisa Godley, Jordan Christie

WHRO Public Media, Norfolk, VA


Another View: Race and Higher Education (How VA Colleges Have Erased Black Neighborhoods)

Barbara Hamm Lee, Lisa Godley, Jordan Christie

WHRO Public Media, Norfolk, VA

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Radio – Network: Feature

The Sunday Magazine —  A Soul Revival: The Story and Legacy of Soul Magazine

Peter Mitton

CBC Radio, Toronto, Ontario


SPARK: The Enduring Cultural Impact of the Mixtape

Michelle Parise, Nora Young, Samraweet Yohannes, McKenna Hadley-Burke

CBC Radio, Toronto, Ontario

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Radio – Top 15 Markets: Commentary

Callie Crossley’s Commentaries: From Patrick Mahomes to Lebron James, Let’s Celebrate Modern Makers of Black History; Remembering a Treasured New Year’s Tradition With Dad

Callie Crossley

GBH-News, Boston, MA

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Radio – Top 15 Markets: Feature

A Conversation With Trailblazing Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Angela Davis Drew, Samantha Matsumoto

Minnesota Public Radio, KNOW-FM, St. Paul, MN


Coretta Scott: The Other ‘King’ of Boston: Two Stories 

Phillip Martin

GBH-News, Boston, MA


Coach Stanley Gets Net Results for Young Tennis Players of Color in Atlanta

Lisa Rayam, Lily L. Oppenheimer

WABE, 90.1, Atlanta, GA

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Radio – Top 15 Markets: Investigative

A Lowell College Baseball Player Was Kicked Off the Team. He Believes Racism Is at the Root of It.

Phillip Martin

GBH-News, Boston, MA

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Radio – Top 15 Markets: News: Series

Hip-Hop at 50: A History of Explosive Musical and Cultural Innovation

Juana Summers, Kat Lonsdorf, Noah Caldwell, Patrick Jarenwattananon

All Things Considered, National Public Radio (NPR), Washington, D.C.

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Radio – Top 15 Markets: Public Affairs: Segment

Right-Leaning Groups Opposed to Diversity Efforts Find Unlikely Allies in Newton’s Parents 

Phillip Martin

GBH-News, Boston, MA

 



TELEVISION



Television – Market 16 & Below: Documentary

Del Paso Heights: Cracking an Epidemic

Jason Marks, Tamara Richter, Jack Noonan

KCRA, Sacramento, CA


Wisconsin in Black and White

Frederica Freyberg, Murv Seymour, Nathan Denzin, Tom Micksch, Ethan Freel, Lina Soblyte

Wisconsin Public Media, PBS Wisconsin, WHA-TV, Madison, WI


Buffalo Remembers Mass Shooting: Hope & Healing

Claudine Ewing, Pete Gallivan, David Szafranski, Kelsey Kaufmann

WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY

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Television – Market 16 & Below: Feature: Long Form

The Story of Jamestown

Derrion Henderson, George Hansen

WMBF News, Myrtle Beach, SC


In Search of Her African Roots — A Milwaukee Woman Finds Her Nation and Tribe, Through a DNA Test

Shannon W. Sims, Andrew Huggins, Bryce Richards

TMJ4 News, Milwaukee, WI


Freedom Riders

Sabrina Wilson, Lance Washington

WVUE-TV (FOX 8), New Orleans, LA

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Television – Market 16 & Below: Feature: Short Form

Virginia Historians Shine Light on Lesser-Known Black History at Bacon’s Castle in Surry County

Jessica Larche

WTKR-TV, Norfolk, VA


The Murder of a Sister She Never Knew: Lisa McNair Reflects on the 16th Street Church Bombing — 60 Years Later

Rod Carter

WNCN – CBS 17, Goldsboro, NC


African American Landowners in North Carolina: A Fight to Hold on to Their Piece of the American Dream

Rod Carter

WNCN CBS 17, Raleigh, NC

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Television – Market 16 & Below: General Assignment News: Long Form

Years of Police Misconduct Caught Up to LMPD

Gilbert Corsey

WDRB News, Louisville, KY


Cross Burning in Conway, South Carolina

Makayla Evans, Anya Carney, Loren Korn, Derrion Henderson

WMBF News, Myrtle Beach, SC


Own It — Building Black Wealth

Murv Seymour, Mike Barron, Ethan Freel, Zack Whitford

Wisconsin Public Media, PBS Wisconsin, WHA-TV

Madison, WI

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Television – Market 16 & Below: General Assignment News: Short Form

Indy’s Unsolved

Cierra Putman, Susan Batt, Steve Rhodes

WTHR, Indianapolis, IN


Young, Black and Missing

Claudine Ewing, J Dooley O’Rourke, Justin Wahowski

WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY


The Brick House: Efforts Underway to Preserve House That Formally Housed Slaves

Emani Payne, Laura Gemmett

WRGB TV, Albany, New York 

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Television – Market 16 & Below: Investigative

STOPPED

Brandi Cummings, Tamara Richter, Jack Noonan, Victor Nieto

KCRA 3, Sacramento, CA


Kids Who Kill

Jatara McGee, Angela Johnson

WLWT, Cincinnati, OH

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Television – Market 16 & Below: Public Affairs: Program

CommUNITY: Black Buffalo Remains Resilient

Claudine Ewing, Pete Gallivan, Scott May, Adam Benigni, Heather Ly, Kelly Dudzik

WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY


A Turning Point: Seeking Solutions to the Lingering Effects of Redlining

Asedrick Thomas

WKYC Television, Cleveland, OH


Project CommUNITY: Black History Month

Brandi Cummings, Ty Steele, Jailyn Anderson, Danielle Wilburn

KCRA 3, Sacramento, CA

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Television – Market 16 & Below: Public Affairs: Segment

Learning Loss: VPM News Focal Point

Angie Miles, Zach Keifer, Billy Shields, Shawn Freude

VPM News Focal Point, Richmond, VA

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Television – Market 16 & Below: Specialty

Dying While Giving Life

Ashlei King

KLRT, Little Rock, AR

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Television – Market 16 & Below: Sports

27 Strong: Black Girl in a White World

Jasmine Minor

WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN

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Television – Network: Documentary

Tyre Nichols: Never Made It Home

Byron Pitts, Eman Varoqua and Staff of IMPACT x Nightline

ABC News Studios, IMPACT x Nightline, New York, NY


Homebirth Journey: Saving Black Moms for The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper

Abby Phillip, The Whole Story Team

CNN Worldwide, New York, New York


Blindsided

CNN FlashDocs & Max

CNN Worldwide, New York, New York

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Television – Network: Feature: Long Form

A Tale of Two Mayors

Steve Osunsami, Brianti Downing, Nathan R. Smith, Brittany Gaddy, Darrel Calhoun, Eric Ortega

ABC News Live Prime With Linsey Davis, New York, NY 


CBS Mornings: Myrlie Evers: A Legacy of Civil Rights

Gayle King, Shawna Thomas, Alicia Alford, Gisela Perez, Katie Smith, Allison Brown

CBS Mornings Network: CBS

New York, NY


Soul of a Nation Presents: Black in Vegas

Catherine McKenzie, Tine, Margie Merrit, Brad Billington, Brianti Downing, Matt Claiborne

ABC News Studios, New York, NY

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Television – Network: Feature: Short Form

CBS Mornings: A Fighting Chance

Jericka Duncan, Lete Childs, Tony Furlow, Shawna Thomas, Brian Bingham, Michael Cesario

CBS Mornings Network: CBS

New York, NY


Ten Million Names

Michael Strahan, Brianti Downing, Terri Martin, Erin Brady, Melia Patria, Seniboye Tienabeso

ABC News, New York, NY


The 96-Year-Old Guitarist Still Making History

Shaquille Brewster, Mohammed Syed, Todd Cole, David Hall, Steve Azzato, Adam Zletz

NBC News NOW/MSNBC/NBC News Group, New York, NY

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Television – Network: General Assignment News: Long Form

Through the Cracks: Black Farmers

Rachel Scott, Briana Stewart, Gabriella Abdul Hakim, Imtiyaz Delawala, Michael Hanna, Adam Harris

ABC News Live Prime With Linsey Davis, New York, NY


The History of Tap

Michelle Miller, Debby Chapnick, Sierra Danielle Morris

CBS Saturday Morning, New York, NY


The Power of Water: Waterproof, Louisiana

Steve Osunsami, Tonya Simpson, Jared Kofsky, Howard Tate, Cindy Galli, Eric Ortega

ABC News Live Prime With Linsey Davis, New York, NY

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Television – Network: General Assignment News: Short Form

The CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell: Eye on America — Disparities in Heart Disease Risk and Care

Adam Verdugo, Adriana Diaz, Kim Harvey, Sandra Temko, Cassandra Gauthier, Deborah Rubin

The CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell, New York, NY


President Biden Designates Emmett Till National Monuments

Blayne Alexander, Janelle Richards, Mary Godie, Charlie Gile

NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt

New York, NY


Teach the Truth

Trymaine Lee, Stefanie Cargill

NBC News, New York

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Television – Network: Investigative

Shiloh — Our Inheritance is Washing Away

Steve Osunsami, Jared Kofsky, Maia Rosenfeld, Tonya Simpson, Howard Tate, Cindy Galli

ABC News Live Prime With Linsey Davis, New York, NY


American Vets: Benefits, Race & Inequality

Staff of NBC News, New York, NY 

Staff of NBCU Local Stations, New York, NY


Toxic Town: Black Residents and Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’

Cynthia McFadden, Katie Reimchen, Michelle Melnick

NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt

 New York, NY

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Television – Network: International

CBS Sunday Morning: At What Cost?

Seth Doane, Sari Aviv, Ed Givnish, Thorsten Hoefle, Anton Van Der Merwe, Rand Morrison

CBS Sunday Morning, New York, NY


CBS Sunday Morning: Bittersweet

Seth Doane, Sari Aviv, Ed Givnish, Thorsten Hoefle, Anton Van Der Merwe, Rand Morrison

CBS Sunday Morning, New York, NY


CBS News: Sweet Little Lies

Debora Patta, Sarah Carter, Meshack Dube, Shawna Thomas, Adam Verdugo, Brian Robbins

CBS News, New York, NY

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Television – Network: Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion

Tyre Nichols’ Family Speaks

Elwyn Lopez, Stephanie Wash, Sabina Ghebremedhin, Emily Lippiello, Brianti Downing, Eric Ortega

ABC News Live Prime With Linsey Davis, New York, NY


Chris Eubanks Talks to CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield About His Breakout Performance at the 2023 Wimbledon Tennis Championships and What’s Next for His Career

Fredricka Whitfield, Pamela Steffey, Heather Sinclair, Will Edmonds

CNN Worldwide, Atlanta, GA

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Television – Network: Public Affairs: Program

Autism, Race and Policing

Deborah Roberts, Marjorie McAfee, Deborah Kim, Lisa Zoebel, Eman Varoqua, and Staff of Nightline

ABC News Nightline, New York, NY 

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Television – Network: Public Affairs: Segment

CBS News: America in Black, Maternal Mortality

Julie Anderson, Danya Bacchus, CBS News Race & Culture Staff, BET News Staff

CBS News, BET News, New York, NY


CBS News: America in Black, War on Black History

Marc Lamont Hill, Beein Gim, CBS News Race & Culture Staff, BET News Staff

CBS News, BET News, New York, NY


CBS News: America in Black, Unnecessary Amputations

Wesley Lowery, Alyse Shorland, CBS News Race & Culture Staff, BET News Staff

CBS News, BET News, New York, NY

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Television – Network: Specialty

The Toxic Legacy of Highway Pollution

Bryon Pitts, Meagan Redman, Evan Simon, Eman Varoqua, Cindy Galli, and Staff of Nightline

ABC News Nightline, New York, NY


America’s Maternal Healthcare Divide

Rehema Ellis, Zinhle Essamuah, Antonia Hylton, Janelle Richards, Mary Godie, Micki Fahner

NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt, New York, NY


In Real Life: Waiting to Live

Hailey Gavin, Amber Strong, Jacqueline Baylon, Claire Molloy

Scripps News Staff, Washington, D.C.

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Television – Network: Sports

SC Featured: One Percent Chance

Craig T. Lazarus, José Morales, Benjamin Webber, John Fornaro, Jen Lada, Jason Morris

ESPN, Bristol, CT


Fisk Becomes First HBCU to Compete in NCAA Gymnastics

Priscilla Thompson, Debra Jones, Nia Phillips, Karen Trosset

NBC News – TODAY, New York, NY


SportsCenter: Bigger Than Us

Craig T. Lazarus, José Morales, Greg Jewell, Sandarvis Duffie, Kimberly A. Martin

ESPN, Bristol, CT

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Television – Network: Spot News

Mysterious Disappearance of Alabama Woman, Carlee Russell

Priscilla Thompson

NBC News, New York, NY


January 27: A Painful Day in Memphis

Staff of ABC News

ABC News, New York, NY

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Television – Top 15 Markets: Documentary

March on Washington: 60 Years Later

Marissa Mitchell, Ama Arthur-Asmah, Tim Whaley

WTTG-TV, Bethesda, MD


Stories 2 Tell: John White — Always in Flight James Williams, Cornelius Mack, Edie Kasten, Robert Thompson

WBBM-TV, CBS Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Television – Top 15 Markets: Feature: Long Form

Ones To Watch — Inspirational Black Youth

Gwen A. Tolbart

WTTG Fox5DC, Washington, D.C.


The Deuces — Exploring Florida’s Historically Black Neighborhoods: If Streets Could Talk

Javanté Ingram, Rob Born

WTSP, Tampa, FL

African American Heritage Association of St. Pete, St. Petersburg, FL


A Moment of Color: How Arizona’s First Black Anchors Built a Lifetime of Friendship

Chris Latella, Roberto Duarte, Jonathan McCall

KPNX-TV 12News; Phoenix, AZ; TEGNA

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Television – Top 15 Markets: Feature: Short Form

Engine Company 21: The First Black Fire Company in the Chicago Fire Department

Jasmine Cooper, Brandon Pope, Patrick Payne, Rebecca Shrode, Alicia Sitz, Afua S. Owusu

WCIU-TV, Weigel Broadcasting Co., Chicago, IL


‘If I Don’t Run, I’m Going to Die’

Rick Yarborough, Steve Jones, Tracee Wilkins

NBC4 Washington (WRC), Washington, D.C


Two Schools, One Story: Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School Celebrates 100 Years

Demond Fernandez

WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX

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Television – Top 15 Markets: General Assignment News: Short Form

Speaking for the Silenced

Molly Oak, Jojo Johnson, Jefferson Cochran

11Alive/WXIA, Atlanta, GA


Convicted Felon Becomes Fulton Prosecutor

Jonathan Martin, David Hunter Joyce

11Alive/WXIA, Atlanta, GA

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Television – Top 15 Markets: Investigative

Investigating Injustice: Black Women at Risk

Dorothy Tucker, Elliott Ramos, Carol Thompson, Tim Viste, Tamott Wolverton, Brad Johnson

WBBM-TV, Chicago, IL


In Plane Sight

Brendan Keefe

Atlanta News First (WANF), InvestigateTV, Atlanta, GA


Battle Over Black History

Emerald Morrow, Jenna Bourne, Dennis Hollingsworth

WTSP-TV, St. Petersburg, FL

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Television – Top 15 Markets: Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion

11Alive Uninterrupted

Neima Abdulahi, Darrell Pryor, Mike Nicolas, Meredith Sheldon, Erin Peterson

11Alive/WXIA, Atlanta, GA


Basic Black: Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell

Delores Edwards, Callie Crossley, Kenrick Mercado, Bill Francis, Jack Doyle

GBH-News, Boston, MA

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Television – Top 15 Markets: Public Affairs: Program

Basic Black: BIPOC Women Surviving Breast Cancer

Delores Edwards,, Crystal Haynes, Kenrick Mercado, Bill Francis, Jack Doyle

GBH-News, Boston, MA


11Alive’s Black Youth Town Hall

Neima Abdulahi, Meredith Sheldon, Erin Peterson, Jeff Sprott, Mike Nicolas, Darrell Pryor

11Alive/WXIA, Atlanta, GA

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Television – Top 15 Markets: Public Affairs: Specialty

New York’s Black Breast Cancer Crisis

Tara Rosenblum, Audrey Gruber, Jean Salzarulo, Alan Flamenhaft, James DiGregorio, Lee Danuff 

News 12, Yonkers, NY


Bald & Beautiful: Unmasking Alopecia, Overcoming Shame, and Embracing the Power of Authenticity

Aziza Shuler 

CBS News Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

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Television – Top 15 Markets: Public Affairs: Sports

Forgotten Brilliance: Rube’s Baseball Empire

Newy Scruggs, Noah Bullard

KXAS-TV, Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX


Trop Troubles

Emerald Morrow

WTSP-TV, St. Petersburg, FL

 



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