CNN and PBS win two DuPont-Columbia awards for coverage of war in Ukraine, US withdrawal from Afghanistan

CNN and PBS each took home two awards at tonight’s DuPont-Columbia Awards, presented by the Columbia Journalism School.

Established in 1942, the awards aim to uphold journalistic standards, inform the public of the achievements of video and audio journalists, and support journalism education and innovation.

CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell and PBS NewsHour co-anchor Amna Nawaz hosted the awards ceremony, which returned to an in-person event for the first time in three years. A video stream of the 90-minute event is available here.)

“Tonight’s honorees are recognized for the quality of their work,” O’Donnell said at the start of the show. “This is truly extraordinary journalism. But we also want to recognize the courage it took to report these difficult stories and the determination to complete them.”

Nawaz gave a shout out to his father, who graduated from Columbia’s journalism school. “He taught
To always ask me tough questions, to listen carefully, to choose my words wisely,” he said. “That’s what makes good journalism, and that’s why we need better journalism at this moment in history.”

This year’s jurors are Madhulika Sikka (Jury Chair); Lynn Adrien; Nina Alvarez; June Cross; Mark Jurkowitz; Mark Lukasiewicz; David Rummel; Robert Smith and Mark Whittaker.

Here is the full list of winners with jury descriptions:

CBS News
60 minutes: National Security in the Information Age
In four related stories, this fascinating series chillingly documents the clear and present danger to this country of ongoing cyberattacks, primarily by Russia.
Infrastructure and National Security.

PBS GBH | Nova
“Arctic Sinkholes”
This episode of Nova With an exploration of a recently discovered geological phenomenon
Dramatic implications for climate change: New sinkholes appear across the Arctic
Releasing previously unknown levels of methane into the atmosphere.

This is the American life
“Talking in the Dark”
Two years after the racial protests of 2020, this audio report was unexpectedly captured by Black Americans’ backlash against #BlackLivesMatter, including a Michigan teenager shockingly sold in a virtual slave auction by his white classmates.

PBS NewsHour and Jane Ferguson (in conjunction with Ukraine coverage)
The fall of Afghanistan
Jane Ferguson’s in-depth and bold coverage tracked the fate of Afghanistan
As months and immediate effects until the withdrawal of American troops
The Taliban regained control.
War in Ukraine
With empathy and context, a team of intrepid journalists and producers emerged
Across Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, and Russia itself to report on its massive impact
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Looking for Tamika
Tamika Huston disappeared in 2004 and her skeletal remains were found years later. Her life and senseless death are explored in this innovative podcast series that asks why so many black women like her disappear every year.

Care 11 Minneapolis/St. Paul and AJ Lago/Brandon Stahl
GAP: Failure to treat, failure to protect
In this hour-long special report, AJ Legoe follows the path of violent criminals with serious mental illness who return to the streets after being judged incompetent to stand trial.

HBO Documentary Films
The film, about a group of women who run a safe, affordable underground abortion operation in Chicago in the late 1960s, is very relevant in today’s post-Roe United States.

WXIA TV Atlanta and Rebecca Lindstrom

# rearing

A special needs child is mysteriously abandoned in the emergency room in the middle of the night. That single incident led to a deeply insightful series, fueled by one reporter’s determination to expose a disturbing flaw in Georgia’s social safety net.

ABC News Studio hulu
Leave No Trace: A Hidden History of the Boy Scouts

This documentary’s chilling indictment of the Boy Scouts reveals the willful protection of pedophile scoutmasters within its ranks and the loss of thousands of boys.

WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge and Chris Nakamoto

Murder – Lies – Hidden Evidence: Holding the Louisiana State Police Accountable
Acting on a tip, WBRZ’s investigative team obtained internal emails and leaked video of the death of an unarmed black man in police custody, revealing a pattern of fraud at the highest levels of the Louisiana State Police.

CNN Films HBO Max
An extraordinary window into complex life and attempted murder
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was featured in this compelling documentary
The team worked to identify and expose members of secret Russian intelligence agencies
That shadows and poisons him.

WTVF-TV Nashville and Phil Williams
Newschannel 5 Investigation: Revealed

This in-depth investigative series on the inner workings of the Tennessee Legislature follows the money and relationships between politicians and lobbyists that actually drive the legislature’s agenda.

KXAS-TV NBC 5 Dallas/Ft. Worth and Scott Friedman
Paper Tag Nation

This extraordinary series of investigative reports took an obscure subject – paper license plates – and uncovered an entire underworld of criminal activity, proving that public interest journalism can be as dramatic as an action movie.

Washington Post: Post Report
A Post-Roe America: Continuing Coverage of Abortion

Carolyn Kitchener’s in-depth reporting on the Supreme Court’s race to overturn Roe v. Wade provided context and valuable insight into the layers of ambiguity many Americans feel.

Gimlet Media | Spotify
Stolen: The Living Saint Michael
This intimate yet expansive podcast series began as a reporter’s journey to untangle
Her own family secrets and endings as a revealing denunciation of abuse in Canada
The residential school system and its painful legacy of multi-generational loss.

CNN Worldwide
From the moment the first shots were fired in Ukraine, CNN’s coverage was extensive and in-depth, from live breaking coverage on the frontlines to following millions of refugees as they fled across Europe and witnessing the daily lives of Ukrainians months after the initial events. attack

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