2017 FRONT PAGE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Protests at Standing Rock, the opioid crisis, cyber crime, racism, America’s wild horses,  Watergate 45 years later and African migrants were among the subjects covered 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 working in print, broadcasting, wire services, photography, and online. 

HIGHLIGHTS

The Martha Coman Front Page Award for Best New Journalist will go to Lizzie Presser, a freelance journalist, The Investigative Fund/The California Sunday Magazine.

The Nellie Bly Award for Best Bylined Front Page Story will go to Maureen Farrell of the Wall Street Journal.

The Marie Colvin Award for Foreign Correspondence has been won by Selam Gebrekidan of Reuters.

The Front Page Award for Journalist of the Year will go to freelance journalist Jenni Monet for her coverage of Standing Rock for multiple news organizations including the center for Investigative Reporting, PBS NewsHour, Al Jazeera, and High Country News.

The Front Page Award for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to Juju Chang, co-anchor of ABC News Nightline.  

The Newswomen's Club of New York, established in 1922, is the only professional organization in the New York area dedicated to supporting newswomen. The Front Page Award, established in 1937, exemplifies the Club's mission to promote exceptional work by newswomen and support the highest standards of journalism.

The 2017 Front Page Awards will be presented at a black tie gala on November 9, 2017. Ticket information can be obtained at newswomen@newswomensclubnewyork.com.


COMPLETE LIST OF 2017 FRONT PAGE AWARD WINNERS

 ONLINE

 

Spot News

Melissa Mittelman, Jennifer Kaplan, Jing Cao, Laura Colby, Bloomberg

"Behind CEOs' Trump Rift, Frantic Hours of Calls, Calculation"

In-Depth Reporting

Francesca Berardi, Sarah Carr, Zoe Kirsch, reporter, the Teacher Project at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism / ProPublica /Slate

 "How for-profit alternative education is failing America's most vulnerable students"

Feature

Sharon Lerner, The Intercept

"The Strange Case of Tennie White"

Digital Video

Sky Dylan-Robbins, NBC Left Field

"America's Wild Horse Population is Skyrocketing, and Nobody Can Agree How to Fix It"

Multimedia News Package

Emily Kassie, freelance investigative journalist, photographer, filmmaker, The HuffingtonPost

"The 21st Century Gold Rush"

Blogs

Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair

 WIRES

Spot News

Michelle Nichols, Reuters

"Grass guns, rape, hunger and hate replace school in S.Sudan's Wau"

In-Depth Reporting

Chris Prentice, Reuters

"Exclusive: Inside edge - Trump advisor Icahn's big bet against biofuels credits"

Beat Reporting

Ellen Wulfhorst, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Feature

Michelle Conlin, Reuters

"Student loan borrowers, herded into default, face a relentless collector: the U.S."

NEWSPAPERS

In-Depth Reporting

Jeanne Whalen, The Wall Street Journal

Reporting on the opioid crisis

Beat Reporting

Emma Fitzsimmons, The New York Times

“The Decline of Mass Transit.”

Feature

Nicole Hong, The Wall Street Journal

"Former Isis Recruit Now a Weapon Against Terrorism" and "U.S. Officials See Terror Intervention as Possible Future Model"

The Nellie Bly Award for Best Front Page Story

Maureen Farrell, Wall Street Journal

"Tech Founders Want IPO Riches Without Those Pesky Shareholders"

PHOTOGRAPHY

Best Front Page Photo

Stephanie Keith, Freelance Photographer for Reuters "Pipeline Protest in North Dakota"

Breaking News

Alejandra Villa, asst. photo editor, Newsday  "This One is Yours Lord"

Feature

Susan Watts, Daily News, "Tap Dancing Hands"

Photo Essay

Susan Watts, New York Daily News 'Gloria"

Sports 

Julie Jacobson, AP 'Mismatch'

RADIO

Feature

Sara Fishko, Olivia Briley and Karen Frillmann, WNYC

“United States of Anxiety, Episode 4: Music, McCarthy, and the Sound of Americana” 

In-Depth Reporting

Brooke Gladstone, Katya Rogers, Meara Sharma and Eve Claxton, WNYC

"Busted: America's Poverty Myths"

TELEVISION

Special Programming (Public Affairs or Editorial)

Rachel Maddow, Cynthia McFadden,Anna Schecter, Hannah Rappleye, and Tracy Connor, MSNBC

"Not Wanted: Black Applicants Rejected for Trump Housing Speak Out"

 Special Reporting Series (Investigative or Enterprise)

Juju Chang, Jackie Jesko, Jenna Millman and Roxanna Sherwood, ABC News

"Nightline - Femicide: The Untold War"

Feature

Gianna Toboni, Nicole Bozorgmir, Paula Salhany, Claire Ward, Daniela Quiroz, VICE

“Trans Youth”

Interview

Juju Chang, Roxanna Sherwood Jenna Millman, Nadine Shubailat, Lisa Soloway, Meagan Redman, Jasmine Brown, Laura Coburn and Meredith Frost, ABC News

"Nightline --- Declassified: The Chelsea Manning Story"

Documentary

Muriel Pearson, Alison Lynn, Ann Sorkowitz ,Keturah Gray, Sunny Antrim, Elissa Stohler, Emily Stanitz,  Mary Kathryn Burke,  Jessica Puckett, Carrie Cook, Taryn Hartman, Tami Sheheri, Maddy Cunningham, Ali Dukakis, Janet Weinstein, Olivia Garuba, and Stephanie Stadler, ABC News

"20/20 Truth and Lies: Watergate"


MAGAZINES

 News

Andrea Rock, freelance journalist, Money Magazine

"Cybercrime Gets Personal"

Feature

Abigail Pesta, Women's Health magazine "First Do No Harm" and Carrie Arnold "Never Ending Nightmare", 

In-Depth Reporting

Kathryn Brenzel and Elizabeth Kim, The Real Deal

"Real estate's diversity problem"

Interview

Rebecca Traiste, New York Magazine

"Hillary Clinton Is Furious. And Resigned. And Funny. And Worried."

Essay

Sandy Phillips, as told to Abigail Pesta, Mother Jones "My Daughter Was Murdered in a Mass Shooting. Then I Was Ordered to Pay Her Killer’s Gun Dealer."

SPECIAL REPORTING

Sports

Kelly Whiteside, The New York Times

"Tatyana McFadden: A Paralympian Races to Remove Obstacles for the Next Generation"

Opinion

Josephine Livingstone, New Republic

 "In Defense of Cultural Criticism in Trump’s America"  "Why Are Americans So Hostile to State-Funded Art?" "Racism, Medievalism, and the White Supremacists of Charlottesville"

Science

Lina Zeldovich, Mosaic Science

"Reinventing the Toilet"

Medicine/Health/Fitness

Abigail Jones, Newsweek

"Cancer and Sex: Why Is Nobody Talking About It?"

Business

Claire Brown, The New Food Economy

"How North Carolina became the home of Japan's #1 candy"

MARTHA COMAN AWARD FOR BEST NEW JOURNALIST

Lizzie Presser, The Investigative Fund, Contributing Writer for The California Sunday Magazine

FRONT PAGE AWARD FOR JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Jenni Monet, coverage of Standing Rock for multiple news organizations including the center for Investigative Reporting, PBS NewsHour, Al Jazeera, and High Country News.

MARIE COLVIN AWARD FOR FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT OF THE YEAR

Selam Gebrekidan, Reuters

FRONT PAGE AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Juju Chang, ABC News “Nightline”

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