The Scripps Howard Foundation announced the winners of its 65th Annual Awards with The Washington Post winning in the Human Interest Storytelling and Multimedia Journalism categories.
The Post’s John Woodrow Cox won the Ernie Pyle Award in the Human Interest Storytelling category for his series, “Children and Gun Violence,” which examines how deadly gunfire impacts young people. The Post also won in the Multimedia Journalism category with “Sin Luz: Life Without Power,” an immersive project that takes viewers into the daily struggles of Puerto Ricans following two powerful hurricanes.
The Post was honored as a finalist in the Human Interest Storytelling and Investigative categories for the following series: “Disabled America,” which explores how disability is shaping the culture, economy and politics of rural communities nationwide; “Roy Moore,” which examines sexual misconduct allegations against the Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore; and “DEA/The Whistleblower,” which investigates Congress weakening the DEA’s ability to go after drug distributors as opioid-related deaths continued to rise.
The Foundation will honor the winners at a live show in Cincinnati on Thursday, April 19. The event will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube.