15 The Madeline Dane Ross Award

Best international reporting in print or digital showing a concern for the human condition

AWARD DATE: 2017

AWARD NAME: 15 The Madeline Dane Ross Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: Associated Press Staff

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Associated Press

AWARD HONORED WORK: “Collapse of the Caliphate: Triumph and Tragedy in Mosul”

AWARD SPONSOR: Linda Fasulo

AP reporters covering the collapse of Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate struck the right balance between aggressive reporting and sensitive writing on the horrors endured by Mosul residents. The result is gripping, timely coverage that evoked ghastly images, but also showed the determination of ordinary Iraqis to retain their dignity and humanity in the worst of circumstances. Overall, a sophisticated package of stories that illuminate a human condition the world should not ignore.

Citation Recipients: Cynthia Gorney, Amy Toensing and Kathryn Carlson
Affiliation: National Geographic
Honored Work: “Life After Loss”

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