AWARD YEAR: 2014
AWARD NAME: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award
AWARD RECIPIENT: Josh Fine and David Scott
AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
AWARD HONORED WORK: The Price of Glory
“The Price of Glory” is enterprise reporting at its best from three countries: Josh Fine and team reported from Qatar and Doha’s labor camps building new facilities for the 2022 World Cup; from Bulgaria where an Olympic weightlifting team was purchased wholesale; and followed coffins of migrant construction workers home to Nepal. A Qatar government official is visibly shocked the HBO team got access to labor camps, claims hundreds of 2022 World Cup worker deaths are “normal,” then walks out of an interview. This feature spotlights abusive conditions, needless worker deaths and the immense wealth that covers it up.