01 The Hal Boyle Award 2023

Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad

AWARD NAME: The Hal Boyle Award 2023
RECIPIENT: New York Times Staff
AFFILIATION: The New York Times
HONORED WORK: “Israel/Gaza”

In a year that many news organizations produced compelling, incisive and often heartbreaking journalism on the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel and the subsequent war in Gaza, The New York Times stood out. The Times told wrenching human stories both from Israel’s kibbutzim and Gaza’s population centers. It also broke news, revealing that the Israeli government ignored clear intelligence warnings that Hamas was planning an attack. And it revealed that the IDF had no clear plan for defending the countryagainst such an attack, and that the security services failed to detect that Hamas burgeoning business empire was being used to fund its operations. At a time when news organizations continue to pare back their international coverage, it was heartening to see so many strong submissions on the Israel-Gaza story. But the Times stood out for its depth, breadth and impact.

The Secrets Hamas Knew About Israel’s Military
By Patrick Kingsley and Ronen Bergman

Israel Knew Hamas’s Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago
By Ronen Bergman and Adam Goldman

The Day Hamas Came
By Patrick Kingsley, Aaron Boxerman, Natan Odenheimer, Ronen Bergman and Marco Hernandez

The War Turns Gaza Into a ‘Graveyard’ for Children
By Raja Abdulrahim; Photographs by Samar Abu Elouf and Yousef Masoud

A Times Investigation Tracked Israel’s Use of One of Its Most Destructive Bombs in South Gaza
By Robin Stein, Haley Willis, Ishaan Jhaveri, Danielle Miller, Aaron Byrd and Natalie Reneau

Israel Found the Hamas Money Machine Years Ago. Nobody Turned It Off.
By Jo Becker and Justin Scheck

Where Was the Israeli Military?
By Adam Goldman, Ronen Bergman, Mark Mazzetti, Natan Odenheimer, Alexander Cardia, Ainara Tiefenthäler and Sheera Frenkel

Behind Hamas’s Bloody Gambit to Create a ‘Permanent’ State of War
By Ben Hubbard and Maria Abi-Habi

How Years of Israeli Failures on Hamas Led to a Devastating Attack
By Ronen Bergman, Mark Mazzetti and Maria Abi-Habib

They Ran Into a Bomb Shelter for Safety. Instead, They Were Slaughtered.
By Isabel Kershner

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