Best print, digital or graphic journalism on international affairs
AWARD DATE: 2018
AWARD NAME: The Best Cartoon Award 2018
AWARD RECIPIENT: Patrick Chappatte
AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The New York Times
AWARD SPONSOR: Daimler
Patrick Chappatte’s cartoons for The New York Times were a model of the form. One, in particular, stood out: a scene inside a Saudi Arabian classroom that highlighted the changing face of that country and the dangers inherent in one particular profession – journalism. Like so much of Chappatte’s work, it economically and elegantly conveys the idea in a dynamic way—concisely and with nuance, illustrating the kinds of freedom that democracy needs and autocracy fears. It manages that feat with humor—no easy task, considering the seriousness of the topic and the gruesomeness of the event that inspired it. It is, simply, a remarkable accomplishment.
(No Citation for Excellence in this category for 2018)