New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks near the front lines in Libya in 2011.
Photo: John Moore, Getty Images
HONORING INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
The devastating 2013 factory collapse in Bangladesh. Jim Yardley of the Times uncovered the causes.
Michael Hastings’ Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander in Afghanistan, led to his dismissal.
U.S Navy photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Mark O’Donald.
A series by the Times’ Andrea Elliott captured the life of Dasani Coates, an 11-year-old homeless girl.
Photo: Ruth Fremson, The New York Times
HONORING STORIES THAT PROBE BENEATH THE NEWS
Eli Saslow of The Washington Post chronicled the desperation of Americans living on food stamps.
Photo: Michael Williamson, The Washington Post
The George Polk Awards are now online!
Nominations for The George Polk Awards may be submitted by news organizations, journalists, readers and/or viewers. The Polk Committee at Long Island University will be accepting submissions for the 2014 George Polk Awards from November 1, 2014 through January 15, 2015.
The George Polk awards are conferred annually to honor special achievement in journalism. Winners are chosen from newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online news organizations. Judges place a premium on investigative work that is original, requires digging and resourcefulness, and brings results.
Legacy of George Polk
In May 1948, while covering the civil war in Greece between the authoritarian government and the communists, CBS correspondent George Polk's body turned up floating in a bay, hands and feet bound, shot at point-blank range in the head.