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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71st Annual Polk Award Winners​

National Reporting

Immigration Coverage
Lomi Kriel
Houston Chronicle

International Reporting

Tracking War Crimes
The New York Times

Local Reporting

Taxi Medallion Scandal
Brian M. Rosenthal
The New York Times

Metropolitan Reporting

“Long Island Divided” Ann Choi
Bill Dedman
Keith Herbert
Olivia Winslow

Military Reporting

The Afghanistan Papers
Craig Whitlock
The Washington Post

Business Reporting

Boeing’s 737 Max
Dominic Gates
Mike Baker
Steve Miletich
Lewis Kamb
The Seattle Times

Television Reporting

China’s Hidden Camps
John Sudworth
BBC News

Special Award

The 1619 Project
Nikole Hannah-Jones
and Contributors

Magazine Reporting

“The Dispossessed”
Lizzie Presser
Published in The New Yorker

Environmental Reporting

Suppressed Climate Research
Helena Bottemiller Evich

Justice Reporting

“Beaten, then Silenced”
Lisa Gartner
The Philadelphia Enquirer

Financial Reporting

Opportunity Zones
Noah Buhayar
Caleb Melby
David Kocieniewski
Bloomberg News

Political Reporting

Mayoral Scandal
Luke Broadwater and Staff
The Baltimore Sun

Foreign Reporting

Central American Violence
Azam Ahmed
The New York Times

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

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