The Washington Post’s “1968” project cataloging the 1968 riots in Washington, D.C. was honored with the Punch Sulzberger Award for Innovative Storytelling (Large) by the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors as part of the 2019 News Leaders Association (NLA) awards. The Sulzberger Award recognizes excellence and innovation in the use of digital tools to tell news stories.
The judges write:
“The Washington Post told an interactive story of how the 1968 riot happened locally, as well as the story of what occurred globally with 2,000 declassified Secret Service reports, archival photographs, handwritten logs and interviews. It was a stunning comprehensive account of the year. The UI/UX was clean and the interconnectivity between text, photo, video and audio was thoughtful."
The Post was also named a finalist for the Association’s First Amendment Award for reporting and opinion coverage of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
The NLA Awards honor the best in print, digital, photo and video content in 11 categories. The contest drew over 500 entries. See the full list of winners and finalists here.