From Executive Editor Marty Baron and Managing Editors Cameron Barr, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz and Tracy Grant:
The Washington Post has won the National Press Foundation’s Innovative Storytelling award for our multimedia project on the 1968 riots. This is the third time in as many years that we have received this distinction, a tribute to the creativity in storytelling that is a hallmark of this outstanding newsroom.
Armand Emamdjomeh, Marc Fisher, Ann Gerhart, Nick Kirkpatrick, Katie Mettler, Monica Norton, Danielle Rindler and Lauren Tierney will receive the award at the National Press Foundation’s annual awards dinner on February 13.
The judges said: “In its examination of the 1968 riots, The Washington Post let the visuals – videos, photos, documents, maps – take center stage. They created a seamless, well-researched journey for the reader, using technology in service of the story. This is a great model for any local newsroom to bring historical events to life.”
In addition to the named recipients, we would also like to express our gratitude to Rhonda Colvin, Mark Miller, Robert Miller, Mike Ruane, Whitney Shefte and Julie Vitkovskaya for their special contributions to this important work.