AWARD NAME: Best Investigative Reporting
AWARD RECIPIENT: Gerard Ryle
AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and The Center for Public Integrity
AWARD HONORED WORK: Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze
“Secrecy for Sale” is a ground-breaking project in the digital age. It is a true tour de force in which a very large team came together to assess, report and analyze a massive trove of data about a secret world of off shore accounts hidden from the eyes of governments and citizens. Villains were named and shamed, while the underworld in which they thrived was revealed and explained with precision and depth. The project was accomplished through the effective management of many editorial partnerships and Gerard Ryle deserves enormous credit for pulling together the whole team so effectively.