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ProPublica and Anchorage Daily News
Stephen Engelberg, Editor in Chief, ProPublica
David Hulen, Editor, Anchorage Daily News
Unheard,” by Adriana Gallardo, Nadia Sussman and Agnes Chang, ProPublica, and Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, June 1 on

Judges' Citation
This stunning two-year investigation of child abuse and sexual assault in Alaska shows the promise
of sustained investment by national newsrooms in underrepresented communities.



Geoff Van Dyke, Editorial Director
Daniel Brogan, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief
The Block,” by Robert Sanchez, October


The Marshall Project and Slate
Susan Chira, Editor in Chief, The Marshall Project
What Do We Really Know About the Politics of People Behind Bars?,” by Nicole Lewis, Aviva Shen and Anna Flagg, March 11, “Millennials, Meth and Mass Incarceration,” by Aviva Shen and Katie Park, March 11, and “What 2,392 Incarcerated People Think About #DefundThePolice,” by Nicole Lewis, Anna Flagg and Aviva Shen, October 27, at

Mother Jones
Clara Jeffery, Editor in Chief
Whose Streets?,” by Samantha Michaels, September/October, “How Black Oaklanders Finally Expelled the School Police,” by Edwin Rios, October 16 at, and “Carroll Fife Is in the House. Now She Wants to Burn It Down,” by Jamilah King, October 19 on


The Trace With Code Switch From NPR
James Burnett, Editorial Director, The Trace
In a Year of Racial and Political Turmoil, This Black Gun Group Is Booming,” by Lakeidra Chavis and Agya K. Aning, at, and “Black and Up in Arms,” hosted by Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji with Lakeidra Chavis and Alain Stephens, at, December 16