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Excellence in Local Reporting
Riham Feshir, Meg Martin and Tracy Mumford
Minnesota Public Radio News

The podcast “74 Seconds,” from Minnesota Public Radio, examines the July 2016 shooting death of Philando Castile by police officer Jeronimo Yanez. The entire incident, which started as a traffic stop in a suburb of St. Paul, unfolded in just 74 seconds. Over 22 episodes, the Minnesota Public Radio team deconstructed the killing and its aftermath, within its local context and as a flashpoint for an evolving national dialogue around race, policing and the justice system. Through meticulous and balanced reporting, the series put a human face on both the victim and the officer who pulled the trigger.

Listen to Episode 3: The Traffic Stop » Listen to Episode 17: An inventory of Philando Castile's car » Listen to Episode 22: What happens now? »
Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir, 31
Meg Martin
Meg Martin, 34
Tracy Mumford, 29
“Listeners told us that they came away with a better understanding of the criminal justice system, police training, gun rights and race,” said Feshir. “They said they were more empathetic and engaged citizens after listening to our stories.”
Excellence in National Reporting
Ronan Farrow
The New Yorker

As one of the reporters who unleashed the #MeToo movement with the publishing of his New Yorker stories, Ronan Farrow accomplished something that other reporters, for decades, had failed to do. Through more than 140 interviews, and the persistence to find an editor to publish his work, he gathered the first on-the-record accounts of alleged assault and rape by Hollywood producer and powerbroker, Harvey Weinstein. Farrow’s reporting drew legal threats and intimidation. His exposé of the sprawling system of spies Weinstein employed to keep stories silent hastened the mogul’s downfall.

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Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow, 29
“Helping to share the stories of survivors of sexual harassment and assault has been deeply rewarding. These women did a great service for survivors everywhere in speaking,” Farrow said. “What they did—and continue to do—is incredibly brave.”
Excellence in National Reporting
Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt
The New York Times

Emily Steel and Michael Schmidt’s reporting for The New York Times uncovering $45 million in sexual harassment settlements involving Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly ignited media outlets everywhere to report on allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men and emboldened a progression of women to come forward and tell their own stories of sexual abuse. Publication of Steel and Schmidt’s work and all that followed forced a worldwide conversation about gender, power and sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Emily Steel
Emily Steel, 33
Michael S. Schmidy
Michael S. Schmidt, 34
“It’s just been so amazing to see how much the world has started to change,” said Steel. “Article after article, woman after woman found the courage to share their stories, and the world listened.”
Excellence in International Reporting
Christina Goldbaum
The Daily Beast

While stories about conflicts in Africa have fallen off the radars of many American news outlets, Christina Goldbaum’s on-the-ground reporting on growing U.S. military engagement and counter-terrorism efforts in the region has become essential reading. In her series for The Daily Beast, Goldbaum pieces together a military raid that is alleged to have resulted in the deaths of 10 Somali civilians, including at least one child.

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Christina Goldbaum
Christina Goldbaum, 25
“Reporting this story demonstrated to me in real world terms how the perpetrators of violent crimes will take any measures to protect themselves, and that justice for victims of those crimes is both elusive and a feat worth striving toward, no matter how difficult attaining it can be,” said Goldbaum, whose work was supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

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