THE 2015 FRONT PAGE AWARDS

November 12, 2015

Protests over the death of Eric Garner, mayhem in the Middle East, mass shootings in the United States, the complexities and challenges of being transgender, and a stunning escape from a maximum security prison are among the stories covered by this year’s Front Page Award winners.

As in past years, the ceremony took place at The Down Town Association, one of New York's oldest private social clubs housed in a landmark romanesque revival building in the financial district.


ONLINE


In-Depth Reporting

Melissa Jeltsen, The Huffington Post

“We’re Missing The Big Picture On Mass Shootings” series

See herehereherehere, and here

Digital Video

Charlotte Alter, Diane Tsai, Francesca Trianni, and Susanna Schrobsdorff, TIME

“The Truth About Egg Freezing”

Feature

Laura (L.V.) Anderson, Slate

“Why Don’t We Have a Better Condom?”

 

Blogs

Amanda Hess, Slate

See hereherehere, here, and here

Multimedia News Package

Joanna Kao, Al Jazeera America

“Finding a Place to Stay”


WIRES


In-Depth Reporting

Asjylyn Loder, Bloomberg

“Oil and gas” series -see herehereherehere, and here

Spot News

Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press

“NYPD Officers Shot”

 

Feature

Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press

“New York Prison Escape”

Beat Reporting

Janet Lorin, Bloomberg

“College Admissions” series - see herehere, and here


NEWSPAPERS


In-Depth Reporting

Sarah Maslin Nir, The New York Times

“Unvarnished” series -see here and here

Spot News

Kirsten Grind, The Wall Street Journal

“’Bond King’ Bill Gross Loses Showdown at Firm”

 

Feature

Nina Bernstein, The New York Times

“To Die at Home”

Beat Reporting

Margalit Fox, The New York Times

Obituary beat -see hereherehere, here, and here


The Nellie Bly Award for Best Bylined Front Page Story

Lucette Lagnado, The Wall Street Journal

“The Double Mastectomy Rebellion”


PHOTOGRAPHY


Breaking News

Stephanie Keith, New York Daily News

“Barclays Protest Over Eric Garner”

Best Front Page Photo

Julia Xanthos, New York Daily News

“NYPD & Desnudas”

 

Essay

Jeenah Moon, Mashable

“The Watchman of New York”

Feature

Katie Orlinsky, Al Jazeera America

“Bear Town USA”

 

Sports

Julie Jacobson, Associated Press - “Jeter”


RADIO


In-Depth

Anna Sale, Katie Bishop, and Emily Botein, WNYC - “Death, Sex & Money: In New Orleans”


TELEVISION


Special Reporting

Renée Feltz, Democracy Now!

“Private Prisons for Immigrant Families Grow Despite Court Ruling Against ‘Detention as Deterrence’” -see here and here

Breaking News

Deborah Feyerick, CNN

“Eric Garner Protests”

 

 

Feature

Juju Chang, Melia Patria, Roxanna Sherwood, and Jeanmarie Condon, ABC News

“Natalie to Nathan: A Transgender Teen’s Transformative Journey”

 

Interview

Diane Sawyer, Jessica Velmans, Margaret Dawson, Gail Deutsch, Keturah Gray, Tess Scott, Candace Smith, Claire J. Weinraub, Sunny Antrim, Emily J. Whipp, Francesca Ferreira, Christina Ng, Mary Kathryn Burke, Joi DeLeon, Ruth Iwano, Gina M. Pampinella, Nicole Swink, and Christine Phillips, ABC News

“Bruce Jenner: The Interview”


MAGAZINES


Feature

Holly Millea, ELLE

“Trial by Twitter”

News

E.B. Solomont, The Real Deal

“The Year of the Chinese Investor” series

See here, here, and here

 

Interview

Sara Austin and Abigail Pesta, Cosmopolitan

“Chelsea Manning: No More Secrets”

In-Depth Reporting

Noreen Malone and Jody Quon, New York Magazine

“I’m No Longer Afraid: Bill Cosby’s Accusers Speak Out”

 

Essay

Simone Kitchens, Glamour-“What Are You?”


SPECIALIZED REPORTING


Interview

Sara Austin and Abigail Pesta, Cosmopolitan

“Chelsea Manning: No More Secrets”

Fashion

Sapna Maheshwari and Cora Lewis, BuzzFeed News

“Making Victoria’s Secret Pay For Keeping Staff On Call”

See here and here

 

Opinion/Criticism

Rachel L. Swarns, The New York Times

“The Working Life”

Medicine/Health/Fitness

Jessica Seigel, Nautilus

“America’s Getting the Science of Sun Exposure Wrong”

Science

Sharon Lerner, The Nation

“How Cancer Came to the Acreage”

 

Business Reporting

Beth Kowitt, Fortune

“Fallen Arches”-see here and here


The Martha Coman Award for Best New Journalist

Joanna Kao, Al Jazeera

Front Page Award for Journalist of the Year

Kim Barker, The New York Times


The Marie Colvin Front Page Award for Foreign Correspondence

Farnaz Fassihi, The Wall Street Journal

The Front Page Award for Lifetime Achievement

Nancy Gibbs, TIME


The Pegasus Award for Lifetime Service

Philomena Corradeno