The judges wrote: “Content rules the Washington Post’s Travel section. It delivers the facts through inviting narratives and strong photos in ways that encourage the reader to likely go beyond the story — perhaps even to travel. Stories are original in topic and original in expression. The section doesn’t shy from issues that are complicated, i.e. disposable plastics, but clearly presents them in an inviting, manageable way that draws the reader in with visuals and personal references. Through presentation, news to use “if you go” and ancillary elements, the section is more than a sum of its strong parts.”
This is the first time The Post has won the Gold award since 2014. The Los Angeles Times was awarded the silver medal, and The New York Times took bronze.
In addition, Travel section freelancer Alex Pulaski picked up the Bronze award in the Travel Journalist of the Year category.
Please join us in congratulating Travel Editor Nicole Arthur and Reporter Andrea Sachs on this terrific achievement.