Honoring the 71st Polk Award Winners

Long Island University’s 71st Annual George Polk Awards recognized the winners of the prestigious honor in a video ceremony. The presentation hosted by award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault introduced videos submitted by the winners about their award-winning journalistic pieces. This year, the George Polk Awards is honoring 15 winning entries in 14 categories for outstanding work done in 2019.

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Curator John Darnton Introduces the Winners of the 71st George Polk Awards


71st Polk Winners​


National Reporting

Lomi Kriel of the Houston Chronicle

International Reporting

Malachy Browne of the New York Times

Local Reporting

Brian Rosenthal of the New York Times

Metropolitan Reporting

Arthur Browne of Newsday

Military Reporting

Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post

Business Reporting

Dominic Gates of the Seattle Times

Television Reporting

John Sudworth of BBC News

Special Award

Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times

Magazine Reporting

Lizzie Presser of ProPublica and the New Yorker

Environmental Reporting

Helena Bottemiller Evich of Politico

Justice Reporting

Lisa Gartner of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Financial Reporting

Noah Buhayer of Bloomberg News

Political Reporting

Luke Broadwater of the Baltimore Sun and Chance Swaim of the Wichita Eagle

Foreign Reporting

Azam Ahmed of the New York Times

The Polk Awards submission portal will open October 15, 2020 - January 8, 2021 for work completed in 2020.​

About Submissions

Attn: Ralph Engelman
The George Polk Awards
718-488-1009
Ralph.Engelman@liu.edu

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