THE 2016 FRONT PAGE AWARDS

November 10, 2016

An expose of conditions in New York’s prison system, an investigation into the quest for women’s rights in Afghanistan and the NYPD’s controversial use of a little-known law to evict primarily minority families from their homes are among the weighty social issues brought to light by this year's Front Page Award winners. The Front Page Awards, presented by the Newswomen's Club of New York, honor journalistic excellence by newswomen in newspapers, television, wire services, photography, online, magazines and radio. 

As in past years, the ceremony will take 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


Digital Video

Iris Xu, Neha Shastry, Anne Garrett, VICE News                             “India’s Mental Health Crisis”

In-Depth Reporting

Sarah Ryley, New York Daily News, Pia Dangelmayer, ProPublica, Christine Lee, ProPublica, Andrea Hilbert, ProPublic           “Nuisance Abatement” See here and here

Blogs

Brittney Cooper, Cosmopolitan

Feature

Melissa Jeltsen, Huffington Post - “This Is Not A Love Story”

Multimedia News Package

Mattie Kahn and LaToya Ruby Frazier, ELLE.com - “Flint is Family


WIRES


In-Depth Reporting

Selam Gebrekidan, Reuters - “The Migrantion Machine”

Spot News

Christie Smythe and Keri Geiger, Bloomberg                                                                                         “Shkreli, Drug Price Gouger, Denies Fraud and Posts Bail”

Feature

Colleen Long, The Associated Press                                                   “Babies Behind Bars: Should moms do time with their newborns?”

Beat Reporting

Katya Kazakina, Bloomberg - Coverage of Auction Houses


NEWSPAPERS


Beat Reporting

Nina Bernstein, The New York Times “Unearthing the Secrets of New York’s Mass Graves

In-Depth Reporting

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, The New York Times -“Beware the Fine Print” Part I, Part II, Part III

Feature

Rachel Swarns, The New York Times                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?


The Nellie Bly Award for Best Bylined Front Page Story

Sandra Peddie, Newsday - “Judges and the Walsh Machine”


PHOTOGRAPHY


BREAKING NEWS: Debbie Egan-Chin, New York Daily News - “Deadly Beach Day”

BREAKING NEWS: Debbie Egan-Chin, New York Daily News - “Deadly Beach Day”

SPORTS - Julie Jacobson, The Associated Press "Wrestling Champ"

SPORTS - Julie Jacobson, The Associated Press "Wrestling Champ"

Photo Essay Alejandra Villa, Newsday “Chefs of New York City”

Photo Essay

Alejandra Villa, Newsday “Chefs of New York City”

 

Photography Feature -Annie Leibovitz, Vanity Fair - Hollywood Portfolio 2016

Feature Photo - Susan Watts, New York Daily News  “Solitary Prayer at Ground Zero”


RADIO


Feature

Carole Zimmer, WFUV.org -“Honoring the Path of the Warrior”

In-Depth

Mirela Iverac, WNYC - “The Long Way Home”


TELEVISION


Feature

Juju Chang, Katie Yu, Roxanna Sherwood                                                                                                        ABC News/Nightline - “One Day with Dad"

Interview

Diane Sawyer, Margaret Dawson, Tess Scott, Claire Weinraub, Mary Kate Burke, Christina            Ng, Lauren Pearle, Caitlyn Goodhue, Maggie Hopf Emily Whipp                                                         ABC NEWS - “Silence Broken: A Mother’s Reckoning – Diane Sawyer Reporting”

Special Reporting

Hailey Gates, Charlet Duboc, Meher Ahmad, Nomi Leidner, VICELAND  - “States of Undress”

Documentary

Isobel Yeung, Alyse Walsh, Paula Salhany,                                                                           VICE on HBO - “Afghan Women’s Rights”

 


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