The Whitman Bassow Award 2010

This outstanding effort by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists exhaustively documents the corruption and collusion behind the systematic, global devastation of the blue-fin tuna — and by extension the world’s many endangered marine species. The multimedia project is magnificently presented and involved a team of reporters spanning 10 countries. It opened eyes around the world, led to changes in industry and regulatory practice, and could stand as a new model for investigative journalism in a time of media transition.