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.
Iris Xu, Neha Shastry, Anne Garrett, VICE News “India’s Mental Health Crisis”
Selam Gebrekidan, Reuters - “The Migrantion Machine”
Christie Smythe and Keri Geiger, Bloomberg “Shkreli, Drug Price Gouger, Denies Fraud and Posts Bail”
Colleen Long, The Associated Press “Babies Behind Bars: Should moms do time with their newborns?”
Katya Kazakina, Bloomberg - Coverage of Auction Houses
Nina Bernstein, The New York Times “Unearthing the Secrets of New York’s Mass Graves”
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”
Carole Zimmer, WFUV.org -“Honoring the Path of the Warrior”
Mirela Iverac, WNYC - “The Long Way Home”
Juju Chang, Katie Yu, Roxanna Sherwood ABC News/Nightline - “One Day with Dad"
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”
The Martha Coman Award for Best New Journalist
Stav Ziv, Newsweek
Front Page Award for Journalist of the Year
Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker
The Marie Colvin Front Page Award for Foreign Correspondence
Sabra Ayres, Freelance