2022 Salute to Excellence Newspaper Nominees

NEWSPAPER

Newspaper – National: Business

The ‘Whitewashing’ of Black Wall Street

Tracy Jan

The Washington Post, Silver Spring, MD

 

Newspaper – National: Feature: Single Story

Are We There Yet? Corporate America Renews Commitment to Diversity

Sheree Curry

USA TODAY Network / Studio Gannett

 

“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

 

Coach Kevin –  A Slain Boy, His Grieving Teammates and a Football Coach’s Rush to Save Them

Metro Staff

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

 

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

2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X Will Be Exonerated After Decades

Ashley Southall, Jonah Bromwich

The New York Times, New York, NY

 

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

Metro Staff

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

 

Harris Steps into High-Wire Act on Voting Rights as Pressure Builds on Election Bills

Deborah Berry, Courtney Subramanian

USA TODAY, Washington, D.C.

 

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

Gruden’s Emails Reflect a Bigoted Corporate; When Actions Speak Louder than Helmet Signs; and Black in Green

Christopher Scott Murray

Philadelphia Sunday Sun, Philadelphia, PA

 

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

 

How Black Music History of Asbury Park’s West Side is Being Rediscovered

Chris Jordan

Asbury Park Press

 

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

 

Milwaukee is a Terrible City for People of Color

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI

 

Newspaper Newsroom Staff 51-100: Feature: Series

Justice for Jelani Day 

John W. Fountain

Chicago Sun-Times

 

Newspaper Newsroom Staff 51-100: Feature: Single Story

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

Maudlyne Ihejirika

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago,IL

 

‘True Love’ Finally Triumphs

Stefano Esposito

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago,IL

 

A Year After the Jacob Blake Shooting in Kenosha, Black Residents are Being Heard, but Little Concrete Action has Been Taken

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI

 

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, Illinois; Better Government Association, Chicago, Illinois

 

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

Zoom Bombings That Target Marginalized People Spark Demands for Legal Protections

Melissa Hellmann, Jenn Smith

The Seattle Times, Seattle, WA

 

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

Haiti’s President Assassination

Jacqueline Charles

The Miami Herald, Miami, FL

 

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

 

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

 

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, D.C.

 

Newspaper Newsroom Staff 201 and Above: Investigative

Unsettled: Cashing in on Accident Victims

Jeffrey Meitrodt, Nicole Michele Norfleet

Star Tribune

 

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

 

Forced to Grieve in the Spotlight

Matt McKinney, Kim Tribune Hyatt, Jerry Holt

Star Tribune

 

Apps and Maps Bring the Underground Railroad to Life for Students in this South Jersey Town

Melanie Burney

The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

Newspaper Newsroom Staff 201 and Above: Commentary

Wildest Dreams: An Anthology of Black Inheritance – Essays

Elizabeth Wellington, Melanie Burney, Dain Saint

The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

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

Helen Ubiñas

The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

An Examination of How the Country Sees Black People – Especially Women – and How We See Ourselves

Elizabeth Wellington

The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Corrections will be received from nominees/submitters until Monday, July 18 at 2 p.m. ET. Any corrections received after this time will be reflected online only and not in published listings. To submit a correction email awards@nabj.org.

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