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The Intercept, Invisible Institute and Topic Studios
Betsy Reed, Editor in Chief, The Intercept
Three episodes of “Somebody,” hosted by Shapearl Wells: “Who Shot Courtney Copeland?,” March 31, “The Nurse,” April 7, and “The Police,” April 14

Judges' Citation
This investigation of the murder of Courtney Copeland in 2016—narrated by his mother—upends
traditional ideas of podcast storytelling. The judges described it as “peerless.”


The Atlantic

Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief
Three episodes of “Floodlines,” hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II: “Part 1: Antediluvian,” “Part 3: Through the Looking Glass” and “Part VIII: The Wake,” March 12


Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13; Creator and Executive Producer, C13Originals
Three episodes of “Gangster Capitalism: The NRA,” hosted by Andrew Jenks: "The Big Game," April 8, "A Hostile Takeover," April 15, and "Down to the Studs,” May 6

Reveal From the Center for Investigative Reporting
Matt Thompson, Editor in Chief
Three episodes of: “American Rehab,” hosted by Al Letson: “A Desperate Call,” July 4, “A Venomous Snake,” July 11, and “Shadow Workforce,” August 8


Unbothered by Refinery29
Simone Oliver, Global Editor in Chief
Three episodes of “Go Off, Sis,” hosted by Danielle Cadet, Stephanie Long, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Chelsea Sanders: “Ally Is Spelled L.O.U.D.,” June, “Keep That Same Energy,” July, and “Black Women Are Essential,” July