19 The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award

Left to right: Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico, Morgan Till, Patti Parson and Sara Just

Best reporting in any medium on Latin America

AWARD DATE: 2016

AWARD NAME: 19 The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award

AWARD RECIPIENT: Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico, Morgan Till, Patti Parson and Sara Just

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: PBS NewsHour

AWARD HONORED WORK: “Fight for Peace”

AWARD SPONSOR: JetBlue

The PBS NewsHour team took on a difficult and at times dangerous assignment about a complex issue and succeeded in obtaining unique access to produce a series of reports that enlightened and informed. The reporting reflected courage, nuance, big-picture analysis and observed details. At the core of this team were two independent journalists who dedicated themselves to being on the ground to cover the story. They teamed up with a prestigious national news organization that allowed them to produce a powerful body of work that reached a wide audience on television and online. It was a partnership that represented the very best of international news in the digital age.

Citation Recipient: Jon Lee Anderson
Affiliation: The New Yorker
Honored Work: “The Distant Shore”

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