02 The William Worthy Award 2023

Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs

AWARD NAME: The William Worthy Award 2023
RECIPIENT: New York Times Staff
AFFILIATION: The New York Times
HONORED WORK: “Russia/Ukraine”

Far from the frontlines, The New York Times looked at how the war in Ukraine is transforming Russia. At great personal risk, correspondents ventured deep inside the country to break major stories on the suppression of dissent, the prisoners released to fight on the frontlines of Ukraine, about Russia’s evasion of sanctions and on the profits reaped from the departure of Western companies. Roger Cohen’s portrait of the nation at war (“Putin’s Forever War”) was particularly effective at placing the Ukraine conflict in the context of the sweep of Russian history.

Putin’s Forever War
By Roger Cohen, Photographs by Nanna Heitmann

A Russian Village Buries a Soldier and Tries to Make Sense of the War
By Valerie Hopkins

A Prison at War: The Convicts Sustaining Putin’s Invasion
By Anatoly Kurmanaev, Ekaterina Bodyagina, Alina Lobzina and Oleg Matsnev. Produced by Gray Beltran

How the Russian Government Silences Wartime Dissent
By Anton Troianovski, Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Oleg Matsnev, Alina Lobzina, Valerie Hopkins and Aaron Krolik

How Putin Turned a Western Boycott Into a Bonanza
By Paul Sonne and Rebecca R. Ruiz. Produced by Nico Chilla

Chinese Traders and Moroccan Ports: How Russia Flouts Global Tech Bans
By Paul Mozur, Aaron Krolik and Adam Satariano

Putin Quietly Signals He Is Open to a Cease-Fire in Ukraine
By Anton Troianovski, Adam Entous and Julian E. Barnes

He Heeded Russia’s Call to Enlist. Five Months Later He Was Dead
By Neil MacFarquhar and Milana Mazaeva

Fear and Mayhem as Russia’s War Comes Home
By Roger Cohen Photographs by Nanna Heitmann

One Year Into the War, Putin Is Crafting the Russia He Craves
By Anton Troianovski and Valerie Hopkins

After Prigozhin’s Death, a High-Stakes Scramble for His Empire
By Anton Troianovski, Declan Walsh, Eric Schmitt, Vivian Yee and Julian E. Barnes

Putin Embraced Turmoil and Now It Is Rattling His Leadership
By Anton Troianoviski

Citation for Excellence:
The Wall Street Journal
“China Questions Its Future”