2022 NABJ Salute to Excellence Winners Announced

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) would like to congratulate all winners of our 2022 Salute to Excellence Awards. 

We deeply regret that winners in the categories “Television – Market 16 and Below” and “Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 51-100” were omitted during the gala on Aug. 6. The winners who were not recognized during the ceremony will receive special recognition during our 2023 Convention in Birmingham, Ala. 

Below is a listing of ALL Salute to Excellence winners. Click on the titles below to view the winners’ promo videos (if available). 

2022 Salute to Excellence Winners

COLLEGIATE

DIGITAL

Digital Media – Undergraduate: Online Feature Reporting

The Power of Social Media

Nhari Djan

The Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

 

Digital Media – Graduate: Best Use of Multimedia – Special Project

Deconstructing the Divide 

Staff of Deconstructing the Divide

The Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

 

Digital Media – Undergraduate: Online Feature Reporting

Our Poisoned Kids

Sydney Gold

Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

NEWSPAPER

Newspaper – Graduate: General News Reporting

‘We Walk for Her’ March Brings Attention to Missing Black Girls and Women

Samantha Latson

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

Newspaper – Undergraduate: Sports Reporting

Penn State Football Running Back Noah Cain’s Fight Through Adversity Rallies Hurricane-Damaged Hometown

Max Ralph

The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 

Newspaper – Undergraduate: General Reporting

2nd ‘More Rivers To Cross’ Report Reveals Racism, Lack of Diversity at Penn State

Ella Castronuovo

The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 

Newspaper – Undergraduate: Feature Reporting

Penn State Alumna Creates Oral History Project to ‘Share and Preserve’ Experiences of Black Alumni

Danny Gotwals

The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography (Graduate Only): Multiple Images

Our Poisoned Kids

Jessica Ruiz

The Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

TELEVISION

Television – Undergraduate

Black Thursday 50th Anniversary

Harrison Hove, Pamela Comme

University of Florida

PROFESSIONAL

DIGITAL

Digital Media: Business

Prediction: Bias

Staffs of The Markup and Gizmodo

New York, NY

 

Digital Media: Commentary/Weblog

Collection of Columns by Mary C. Curtis

Mary C. Curtis 

Roll Call, Washington, DC

 

Digital Media: Interactive: Feature

Un(re)solved

Tamara Shogaolu, Michelle Mizner, Collyn Stephens, Dan Nolan, Anthony DeLorenzo, FRONTLINE Staff

FRONTLINE (PBS) and Ado Ato Pictures

 

Digital Media: Interactive: News

A Crisis Within a Crisis

Nicquel Terry Ellis, Adrienne Broaddus  

CNN, New York, NY

 

Digital Media: Online Project: Feature

Aftershocks

Lakeidra Chavis, Daniel Nass

The Trace in Partnership with Block Club Chicago, The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL and La Raza Chicago

 

Seven Days of 1961: Americans Stood Up to Racism in 1961 and Changed History. This is Their Fight, in Their Words

Deborah Berry, Wenei Philimon, Jasper Colt, Marc Ramirez, Melissa Brown

USA Today/ USA Today Network

Washington, DC

 

Digital Media: Online Project: News

What the Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed

The New York Times Staff

The New York Times, New York, NY

 

Digital Media: Online Project: Single Story: Feature

ABC News Digital  Voices: Our Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams

ABC News

 

Digital Media: Online Project: Single Story: News

ABC News Digital – Green New Future: Mapping Racism

Janet Weinstein, JP Keenan, Shannon Sanders

ABC News, New York, NY

 

Digital Media: Online Project: Sports

“I Can’t Believe That You Chose Me”

Jerry E. Bembry

ESPN’s Andscape, Washington, DC

MAGAZINE

Magazine – Over 1 Million: General Reporting

A Tribute to Black Athletes

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jon Saraceno

AARP The Magazine

 

Magazine – Over 1 Million: Specialty

Colletta Orr: The Fight Against Cancer

Yolanda McCutchen

HBCU Times

 

Magazine – Under 1 Million: Business

The Dangers of Working While Black on Wall Street

Susan Antilla

Type Investigations/The Nation, New York, NY

 

Magazine  – Under 1 Million: Commentary/Essay

The Year of the Black Queer Revolution

Ernest Owens

Rolling Stone

 

Magazine – Under 1 Million: General Reporting

Baltimore Still Thinks it Can Defund the Police”

Brian Charles

The Trace, New York, NY

In Partnership with Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore, MD

 

Magazine – Under 1 Million: Investigative

The “Machine That Eats Up Black Farmland”

Kathryn Joyce, Nathan Rosenberg, Bryce Stucki

Type Investigations/Mother Jones, New York, NY

 

Magazine – Under 1 Million: Specialty

The Accidental Black Nature Lover. Derrick Z. Jackson for A.T. Journeys

Derrick Zane Jackson

A.T. Journeys (The Official Magazine of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy)

 

Magazine – Under 1 Million: Sports

Changing Times: World War II and the Kansas City Monarchs

Milbert Orlando Brown

About Time Magazine, Rochester, NY

NEWSPAPER

Newspaper – National: Business

The ‘Whitewashing’ of Black Wall Street

Tracy Jan

The Washington Post, Silver Spring, MD

 

Newspaper – National: Feature: Single Story

“Black Mothers are the Real Experts on Gun Violence”

Arionne Nettles, Akoto Ofori-Atta

The Trace, New York Times Opinion, Flint Beat, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, The Oaklandside

 

Newspaper – National: Investigative

Racism in the Ranks

Aaron Morrison, Kat Stafford, Helen Wieffering, James LaPorta, Noreen Nasir

The Associated Press, New York, NY

 

Newspaper – National: News: Series

Corporate Racial Justice Promises

Tracy Jan, Jena McGregor, Meghan Hoyer

The Washington Post

 

Newspaper – National: News: Single Story

The County Where Black Women Hold Power — A Few Miles from the White House

Metro Staff

The Washington Post, Washington, DC

 

Newspaper  – Newsroom Staff 50 & Below: Business

‘Small’ Businesses Outpace ‘Minority-Owned’ Firms in NGA Project Spending

Karen Robinson-Jacobs

St. Louis American, St. Louis, MO

 

Newspaper – Newsroom Staff 50 & Below: Commentary

A Toast with Strawberry Soda: What My Southern Grandparents Taught Me about Juneteenth Traditions

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 50 & Below: Feature: Single Story

More Than Most Qualified

Eva D. Coleman

I Messenger Media LLC, Texas Metro News, Garland Journal, Dallas, Texas

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 50 & Below: News: Series

‘We Don’t Take That:’ Why Illegal Discrimination Toward Section 8 Tenants Goes Unchecked in NJ

Kayla Canne

Asbury Park Press

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 50 & Below: Sports

Too Much Magic: While the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games Might Have Its Share of Black Girl Magic, It’s Also Got a Level of Black Girl Scrutinization.

Christopher Scott Murray

Philadelphia Sunday Sun, Philadelphia, PA

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 51-100: Business

In Kankakee County’s Pembroke Township, Race, Poverty, Farming and a Proposed Nicor Gas Pipeline Converge

Brett Chase

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

 

Couple Struggles to Hold on to Eatery — Their Story, That of Small Business America One Year Into COVID-19

Maudlyne Ihejirika

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 51-100: Commentary

The Idea of Reparations is Not Controversial Until the Conversation Turns to Black People

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 51-100: Feature: Series

Justice for Jelani Day 

John W. Fountain

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 51-100: Feature: Single Story

Timuel Black, Historian, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 102

Maudlyne Ihejirika

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago,IL

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 51-100: News: Series

The Costly Toll of Dead-End Drug Arrests

Frank Main, Casey Toner, Jared Rutecki

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL; Better Government Association, Chicago, IL

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 51-100: News: Single Story

Black Chicagoans Flock to Bisa Butler, Obama Portrait Exhibits as Museums Rise to Racial Reckoning

Maudlyne Ihejirika

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 101-200: Feature: Single Story

Policing on LI: Inside Her Final Months: ‘She Really Felt Like She Was Going to Die’

Sandra Peddie

Newsday, Melville, NY

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 101-200: Investigative

Poisoned

Corey G. Johnson, Eli Murray, Rebecca Woolington

Tampa Bay Times with Support from PBS Frontline

St. Petersburg, FL

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 101-200: News: Single Story

Policing on LI: Police Hiring

Jim Baumbach

Newsday, Melville, NY

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 101-200: News: Specialty

Black Snow: Big Sugar’s Burning Problem

Lulu Ramadan, Maya Miller, Ash Ngu, Nadia Sussman

The Palm Beach Post and ProPublica

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 201 and Above: Sports

Rocky and Remarkable: Celtics Great Paul Pierce’s Unbelievable Road to the Basketball Hall of Fame

Gary Michael Washburn

Boston Globe, Boston, MA

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 201 and Above: News: Single Story

How a Racist Rant in Mount Laurel Sparked Neighbors to Fight Back and a Community to Press for Change

Melanie Burney

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

 

Newspaper   –  Newsroom Staff 201 and Above: News: Series

‘This is Environmental Racism’: Three Stories from a Larger Series about Environmental Injustice in the United States

Brady Dennis, John Muyskens

The Washington Post, Washington, DC

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 201 and Above: Investigative

Losing Conviction

Samantha Melamed

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 201 and Above: Feature: Single Story

Choosing Blackness

Elizabeth Wellington

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

 

Newspaper  –  Newsroom Staff 201 and Above: Commentary

A Sampling of Columns that Draw on Reporting at the Grassroots Level and in the Corridors of Power

Helen Ubiñas

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

PHOTOJOURNALISM

Photojournalism: Photography: Multiple Images

How America Celebrated Vice President Kamala Harris’ Historic Moment in Photos

Andscape Staff

ESPN’s  Andscape, Washington, DC

ESPN Creative Studio / Visual Storytelling, Bristol, CT

 

Photojournalism: Photography: Single Image

Cooling Off

Alejandra Villa Loarca Villa Loarca

Newsday, Melville, NY

 

Photojournalism: Photography: Videography

Boots on the Ground

Jarrad Henderson, Harrison Hill

USA TODAY

PODCAST

Podcast: Arts and Culture

A Reckoning in Tulsa

Carla Wills, Amy Briggs, Eli Chen, Davar Ardalan, Hansdale Hsu

National Geographic, Washington, DC; Music by PUSH.Audio

 

Podcast: Commentary and Discussion

The ARC of Justice

Lindsay Thomas

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, Durham, NC

Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, Durham, NC

 

Podcast: Lifestyle

The Stoop: Invisible Scars

Leila Day, Hana Baba

The Stoop, San Francisco, CA

 

Podcast: Sports

Into America: Freedom in the Final Round

Trymaine Lee, Aisha Turner, Into America Staff

MSNBC, New York, NY

 

PR & MARKETING

PR & Marketing Campaigns: Cause Related – Business – Products

OKAY Hyundai

Randy L. Jones, Vikki Hardy Brown

Culture Brands (on behalf of Hyundai Motor America)

 

PR & Marketing Campaigns: Government 

Juneteenth Illinois: Unify, Educate, Illuminate

Wyn Win Communication, Chicago, IL

 

PR & Marketing Campaigns: Online Media

The African Development Bank – Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation Digital Campaign

Alphonso Van Marsh

The Staff of the African Development Bank, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

 

PR & Marketing Campaigns: TV 

We Are CNN: The Work That Continues

Johnita Due

CNN, Atlanta, GA

 

RADIO

Radio – Market 16 and Below: Feature

Overlooked Trailblazer: Before Rosa Parks, Sarah Keys Refused to Back Down

Jay Price, Brent Wolfe, Lindsay Thomas

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Radio – Market 16 and Below: News Series

The Killing of Andrew Brown, Jr.

Lindsay Thomas, Staff

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Radio – Market 16 and Below: Public Affairs: Segment

‘Time To Go’: Faculty of Color Explain What Made Them Ready to Leave UNC Chapel Hill

Lindsay Foster Thomas, Liz Schlemmer, Dave DeWitt

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Radio – Top 15 Markets: Commentary  

Why Are There So Few Black Competitive Swimmers? 

Callie Crossley

WGBH Radio & TV, Boston, MA

 

Radio – Top 15 Markets: Documentary

This Sand is My Sand: The Stolen Legacy of Bruce’s Beach

Corbin Carson

KFI News Los Angeles, Burbank, CA

 

Radio – Top 15 Markets: Feature

Black Bostonians Fled to Atlanta to Escape Racism. They’re Not Coming Back, No Matter Who’s Elected Mayor.

Phillip Martin, Kenneth Cooper

GBH News, Boston’s Local NPR

 

Radio – Top 15 Markets: Investigative  

Student Loans Weigh Heavily on Black and Latino Borrowers in North Carolina

Gracyn Doctor

WFAE – Charlotte, NC

 

Radio – Top 15 Markets: News: Series

Unseen: The Boy Victims of the Sex Trade

Phillip Martin, Jenifer McKim, Paul Singer,  Emily Judem, Meredith Nierman

GBH News, Boston’s Local NPR

 

Radio – Top 15 Markets: Public Affairs: Segment

Faith & Race: A WHYY Conversation

Cherri T. Gregg, Malcolm Byrd

WHYY, Inc., Philadelphia, PA & Forum Philly

 

Radio – Network: Feature

Racial Covenants, a Relic of the Past, are Still on the Books Across the Country

Cheryl W. Thompson, Natalie Moore, Corinne Ruff, Cristina Kim, Roxana Popescu

TELEVISION

Television – Market 16 and Below: Documentary

Muhammad Ali’s Victory Away from the Ring

Steve Crump

WTVI, Charlotte, NC

 

Television – Market 16 and Below: Feature: Long Form

Shoulders of Giants

Newsday Staff 

Melville, NY

 

Television – Market 16 and Below: Feature: Short Form

Connecticut’s Code Blue

Shaynah Ferreira, Spencer Davis, Chuck Carter

WTNH, New Haven, CT

 

Television – Market 16 and Below: General Assignment News: Long Form

Police Body Camera Captures Near Shooting

Jatara McGee, Angela Johnson

WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, OH

 

Television – Market 16 and Below: General Assignment News: Short Form

Lessons from the Hive

Karla L Redditte

Spectrum News 1 Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gt2Ry6Sbpg

 

Television – Market 16 and Below: Investigative

Robbery Conviction Investigation: Brian Faulcon’s Fight for Freedom

Jessica Larché

WTKR-TV Norfolk,  Norfolk, VA

https://youtu.be/hcT4eoUQp9o

 

Television – Market 16 and Below: Public Affairs: Program

Aging Matters: Disparities & Health Equity

WNPT-TV (Nashville Public Television), Nashville, TN 

 

Television – Market 16 and Below: Public Affairs: Segment

Anthony Hamilton’s Soul Purpose: Tim Lampley Reports

Tim Lampley, Anthony Mueller

STL-TV, St. Louis, MO

 

Television – Market 16 and Below: Specialty

The Next 400 Presents: Housing Discrimination: Education Effects

Asedrick Thomas

WOIO/WUAB Television, Shaker Heights, OH

 

Television – Market 16 and Below: Sports

WVEC Breaking Barriers Triathlete

Alex Littlehales

WVEC, Norfolk, VA

 

Television – Top 15 Markets: Documentary 

Juneteenth 1865-2021

Mia Gradney, Jennifer A. Moore, Nicole Jones, Len Cannon, Liz Roldan

KHOU, Houston, TX

 

Television – Top 15 Markets: Feature: Long Form

Nikole Hannah-Jones Dives Into the Origins and Language of ‘The 1619 Project’

Tarik Mahdi, Andy Schlachtenhaufen

Spectrum News One, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA

 

Television – Top 15 Markets: Feature: Short Form

Decoded: The History That Made Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Marisa Palmer, Kaitlyn Wang, Adam Miller, Havovi Cooper, Barbara Corbellini Duarte

Insider, New York, NY

 

Television – Top 15 Markets: General Assignment News: Short Form

Black Artists Design Exhibit on Black Experience at Royal B.C. Museum

Ashley Moliere, Christian Amundson, Maggie MacPherson, and Michael McArthur

CBC Vancouver

 

Television – Top 15 Markets: Investigative

Appraising Prince George’s County

Larry Dobey Miller

WUSA 9-TV, Washington, DC; TEGNA, Inc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOTf6HzVj50&t=166s

 

Television – Top 15 Markets: Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion

Basic Black: The Power of Your Name

Delores Edwards, Callie Crossley, Kenrick Mercado, Robert Fagnant Jr., Robert Judge

GBH, Boston, MA

 

Basic Black: Racial Generational Trauma

Delores Edwards, Callie Crossley, Kavontae Smalls, Robert Fagnant Jr., Robert Judge

GBH, Boston, MA

 

Television – Top 15 Markets: Public Affairs: Program

Policing Black America: A Matter of Life or Death

James Byrne, Shannon DIANE, Jenna Converse, Bremante Bryant, Fran Murphy

DCW50-TV, Washington, DC

 

Television – Top 15 Markets: Specialty

It’s Not Normal. Period: The Truth About Uterine Fibroids

Delia Goncalves

WUSA 9-TV, Washington, DC; TEGNA, Inc.

 

Television – Top 15 Markets: Sports

Olympic Hopeful

Lori Pinson

WJBK-TV, Detroit, MI

 

Television – Network: Documentary

ABC News 20/20 – Nowhere to Run: The Ahmaud Arbery Story

ABC News 20/20

 

Television – Network: Feature: Long Form

CBS Sunday Morning: Jennifer Hudson & Aretha Franklin

Kelefa Sanneh, Robbyn McFadden, Remington Korper, Rand Morrison

CBS News Sunday Morning

 

Television – Network: Feature: Short Form

Black Indianapolis Owner’s Home Value More Than Doubles After Concealing Race

Priscilla Thompson, Douglas Forte, Jordan Malter, Joey Cole, Janelle Rodriguez

NBC News Now, New York, NY

 

Television – Network: General Assignment News: Long Form

Capitol Police Officer Who Killed Ashli Babbitt While Defending House Chamber Speaks Out

Lester Holt, Chris Strathmann, Kim Cornett, Mary Godie, Anna Schecter

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, New York, NY

 

ABC News Soul of a Nation: Tulsa

Steve Osunsami, Jasmine K. Brown, Cindy Galli, Tonya Simpson, Keith Krimbel

ABC News, New York, NY

 

Television – Network: General Assignment News: Short Form

Tommy’s Story

Gabriel Garcia Rosa, Ty Milburn

News12 Westchester, Yorkers, NY

 

Television – Network: International

ABC News World News Tonight with David Muir – Madagascar: The Children of Climate Change

David Muir,  Almin Karamehmedovic, Esther Castillejo, Eric Noll, Nicolaas Deblois

ABC News, New York NY

 

Television – Network: Investigative

60 Minutes: Race in the Ranks

David Martin, Mary Walsh, Jorge J. Garcia, Tadd J. Lascari

CBS NEWS 60 MINUTES

 

Television – Network: Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion

ABC News Soul of a Nation: Officer Dunn Speaks

Pierre Thomas, Melia Patria, Tonya Simpson, Ely Brown, Keith Krimbel

ABC News, New York, NY

 

Television – Network: Public Affairs: Program

Justice Now: The Way Forward

Soledad O’Brien, Steven Ramey, Christine Monds, Jason Samuels, Chanel Joyles

Black Entertainment Television, New York, NY

 

Television – Network: Public Affairs: Segment

ABC News Soul of a Nation: Criminal Justice

Pierre Thomas, Jasmine K. Brown, Juan Mejia, Adriana Pachecho, Denny Thomas

ABC News

 

Television – Network: Specialty

CNN HEROES: Dr. Ala Stanford – On the Front Line Fighting COVID

Jim Mazzullo, Michelle Patterson, Christie O’Reilly, Kathleen Toner, Mark Doctrow

CNN, New York, NY

 

Television – Network: Sports

My Testimony: Jaedyn McKinstry’s Inspiring Journey from Battling Cancer to Becoming a Division I Athlete Story

Alexandra Nolen, Jerry E. Bembry

ESPN, Bristol, CT

 

Television – Network: Spot News

Nightline: A Reckoning of Force

Staff of ABC News Nightline

 

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