AWARD NAME: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award
AWARD RECIPIENT: Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Tracy Wilkinson, Kate Linthicum, Don Bartletti And Cindy Carcamo
AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Los Angeles Times
AWARD HONORED WORK: A Wave of Migrants
The Los Angeles Times’s intrepid team of reporters and photographers gave a rich and complex picture of the surge of unaccompanied minors traveling from Mexico into south Texas, tracing their journey from Guatemala and Honduras up to the border and showing efforts in the U.S. and Mexico to stop the flow. Reporting from four countries, the Times team provided exceptional context, analysis and details of this immigration crisis. The commitment to the story showed in the quality of the reporting. The first story by Molly Hennessy-Fiske set out the coverage at overwhelmed immigration facilities at the beginning of the crisis.