THE 2018 FRONT PAGE AWARDS

November 8, 2018

This year’s winners have given voice to child survivors of gun violence, brought to light abuses against refugees in America and abroad, investigated ethical concerns in our healthcare system, documented unrest in the Middle East, and held power to account from neighborhood police precincts to the White House.

This year’s theme: “Why I Reported It.” At a time when so much of “the story” is about whose tales have gone untold and why, the theme underscores just how important uncovering these stories — and doing so relentlessly, sensitively and accurately — really is. For every person out there staying silent, either to hide the truth or for fear of speaking it, there is a newswoman ready to open that conversation using the most basic but fundamental journalistic tools: woman-on-the-street reporting, rigorous research and fact-checking, impartial ears and an open heart.


The Front Page Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Front Page Award for Journalist of the Year

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THE MARIE COLVIN FRONT PAGE AWARD FOR FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE

THE MARTHA COMAN FRONT PAGE AWARD FOR BEST NEW JOURNALIST


DOCUMENTARY


Short Form Documentary

Karishma Vyas, Al Jazeera English

Brides and Brothels: The Rohingya Trade

Long Form Documentary

Katie Couric, Jeanmarie Condon, Betsy Forhan, Cheryl McDonough, Melia Patria, Emilie de Sainte Maresville, Keisha Katz and Millie Chapman; National Geographic and ABC News Lincoln Square Productions

America Inside Out: Re-Righting History


LOCAL REPORTING


Feature

Alexandra S. Levine, The New York Times

"Dry Cleaning the City’s Oldest Maps"


MAGAZINES


Feature

Abigail Pesta, Texas Monthly

The Convert

Interview

Simi Horwitz, The Forward

Ruchie Freier: Hasidic Judge, American Trailblazer

Essay

Reverend Sharon Risher, as told to Abigail Pesta, Notre Dame Magazine

To Forgive a Killer

In-Depth Reporting

Anjali Kamat, The Investigative Fund in partnership with The New Republic

Political Corruption and the Art of the Deal

News

E.B. Solomont, The Real Deal

Macklowe vs. Macklowe


NEWSPAPERS


Feature

Nikita Stewart, The New York Times                                                                       

Homelessness, mental illness, poverty:

Homelessness, Step by Step

Selling MetroCard Swipes Remains Illegal, and a Way of Life

Can a Subway Menace Be Reformed? Yes, He Says, With Housing


The Nellie Bly Award for Best Bylined Front Page Story

Rosa Goldensohn, The New York Times

They Shared Drugs. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers?


ONLINE


In-Depth Reporting

Allison McCann, Taylor Dolven, Carter Sherman, Simone Landon, Leslie Xia, Kathleen Caulderwood, Brittany Ross, Morgan Conley and Diamond Naga Siu; VICE News

Shot By Cops and Forgotten

Life After Deadly Force

Get the Data: Explore data on all police shootings from the nation's 50 largest local police departments

Map to the Middle Class:

Out of poverty, into the middle class

Jobs in cybersecurity are exploding: Why are women locked out?

Live Online Video

Lauren Young, Beth Pinsker, Yahaira Jacquez, Stephanie Brumsey and Jenna Zucker; Reuters

All the things you don’t learn in school

According to a study, supporting your adult children can cost your retirement $227,000

Who will log out of your accounts when you die?

Social Media Video

Lindsey Rupp, Bloomberg News

At What Cost

Spot News

E.B. Solomont, The Real Deal

The death of the brokerage


PHOTOGRAPHY


  BEST FRONT PAGE PHOTO:  Stephanie Keith and Sandy Ciric,  Getty Images “ Ambassador Nikki R. Haley called for more diplomacy with North Korea at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday”

BEST FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Stephanie Keith and Sandy Ciric, Getty Images “Ambassador Nikki R. Haley called for more diplomacy with North Korea at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday”

 SPORTS - Julie Jacobson, Associated Press "Olympic Twist"

SPORTS - Julie Jacobson, Associated Press "Olympic Twist"

  FEATURE:  Alejandra Villa,  Newsday “ Songs of Praise ”

FEATURE: Alejandra Villa, Newsday “Songs of Praise

PHOTOGRAPHY ESSAY: Stephanie Keith, Corinne Perkins, Frances Kerry, Toni Reinhold and Jillian Kitchener, Reuters “Riding with Native Americans to Mark Pact Anniversary”


PODCAST


Feature

Brittany Luse, The Nod

The Cowboy of the West Village

Sports

Hilary Russ and Amy Tennery, Reuters

Place your bets - on sports

In-Depth

Audrey Quinn, WNYC

Aftereffect


RADIO


In-Depth

Mirela Iverac, WNYC  

Takedown in the Bronx


SPECIALIZED REPORTING


Editorial Cartoons

Isabella Bannerman, King Features

“A Celebration of International Women's Day, 2018”

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Fashion

Connie Wang and Valerie Stivers, Refinery29

Inside the Fake News Campaign to Smear Russia's Biggest Fashion Influencers

Opinion/Criticism

Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times

"I Believe Juanita"

"We Have a Crisis of Democracy, Not Manners"

"The President and the Porn Star"

Sports

Hallie Grossman, espnW and ESPN The Magazine

"Equal Fights Movement" + “Equal Fights Movement

Medicine/Health/Fitness

Cynthia Koons, Bloomberg Businessweek

"The Women's Libido Pill is Back, and So is the Controversy"

Science

Apoorva Mandavilli, The Atlantic

The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster Is Still Unfolding


TELEVISION


Feature

Isobel Yeung, Jackie Jesko and Subrata De, VICE on HBO

After the Fall

Special Programming (Public Affairs or Editorial)

Katie Couric, Jeanmarie Condon, Betsy Forhan, Melinda Arons, Cheryl McDonough, Amber Faris, Misha Rehzvi; National Geographic and ABC News Lincoln Square Productions

America Inside Out: The Muslim Next Door


 

Breaking News

Hannah Thomas-Peter and Jennifer Wetters, Sky News

Kilauea Eruption - The Story of Kaupili Street

Interview

Hannah Thomas-Peter, Jennifer Wetters and Emily Upton, Sky News

Face to face with a rapist: The man who admits #IHave

Special Reporting (Investigative or Enterprise Reporting)

Antonia Hylton, Shawna Thomas, Rita Chan, Lindsay Van Dyke, Jika González, Mimi Dwyer, Emily Anderson, Madeleine Haeringer, Belle Cushing, Alyse Shorland and Shilpi Gupta; VICE News Tonight on HBO

One Immigrant Family's Journey from Separation to Reunification

“How Trump officials are reshaping abortion policy at the Office Refugee Resettlement”


WIRES


Beat Reporting

Cynthia Koons, Bloomberg News

The High Price of Drugs:

Why We May Lose Generic Drugs

The Loopholes Drug Companies Use to Keep Prices High

This Shield of Patents Protects the World’s Best-Selling Drug

In-Depth Reporting