2022 Columbia University Alfred I. duPont Winner – The Hollywood Reporter
Columbia University presented the 2022 Alfred I. duPont Award Tuesday night, which honors excellence in television and digital journalism.
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta and PBS Newshour curator Judy Woodruff announced the winners in a virtual ceremony.
“This ceremony is happening as we enter the third year of a global pandemic. Given the evolving challenges we are all facing, it should only serve as a reminder of how important our work as journalists is to inform the public and strong accountability,” Gupta said in the program’s opening speech.
“We continue to be challenged in ways we never expected as this pandemic has ravaged lives, touched every corner of human existence and forced us to rearrange our prioritizing and rethinking how we do our jobs,” added Woodruff. “Despite it all, we continue to see great reporting done – insightful and consequential investigative work and storytelling that takes us places we should not have been able to see. . I have never been more proud to be a journalist than I am at the start of this new year.”
PBS leads all titles with 4 duPont awards, including a win for Philly Skin., documentary series about Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner, POV documentary All night long and Softieand an investigation called Wastelandwhich Frontline produced in conjunction with NPR and Planetary money.
CBS News also won for Norah O’Donnell’s reporting on sexual assault in the US military.
Other winners include New York Times for its documentary Angry dayon the January 6 Capitol riots, Vice News for its documentary on the 2020 Beirut harbor explosion, Apple and Jigsaw Productions for The Line podcast, Amazon Studios and Media Engage for the My name is Pauli Murray.
Local stations that have won duPont Awards include KXTV Sacramento, KNXV Phoenix, KNTV Bay Area and KARE Minneapolis.
The duPont Prize was established in 1942, and is sometimes viewed as a companion to the Pulitzer Prize, which is also awarded by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, but focuses on writings. writing and music.
Below is the full list of winners.
99% invisible | Stitcher Media | PRX
According to Need
This insightful podcast series and reporter Katie Mingle give listeners intimate access to the homeless and the bureaucracy to help them, revealing a nasty system of complicated rules, resources and incomplete and less consistent on how to identify those most in need.
HISTORY Channel | WNYC Studios | KOSU
Blind spot: Tulsa Burning
An in-depth, richly reported six-part podcast series hosted by KalaLea depicting the largest racial massacre since the Civil War has placed the voices of powerful eyewitnesses at the heart of the daily story. century and raises an urgent question: What will history take to stop repeating itself?
New York Times
Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Captured the US Capitol
By collecting hundreds of audio and video files documenting the January 6 attack on the Capitol from every conceivable angle, a forensic team from The New York Times has meticulously recreated the story. the definitive story of how the riot unfolded.
KXTV Sacramento and Brandon Rittiman
FIRE – ELECTRICITY – MONEY: Accountability PG&E
A series of powerful stories from reporter Brandon Rittiman sought to hold the California utility monopoly PG&E accountable, and played an integral role in the company’s plea to 84 counts of manslaughter. for his role in the Great Fire of 2018.
Director Nanfu Wang traced the origin of the Covid pandemic and its spread from its outbreak in Wuhan to its outbreak across the United States in a meditative and intense investigation, while also questioning on the pandemic of misinformation, authoritarian tendencies and agendas.
KARE11 Minneapolis / St. Paul and AJ Lagoe
Cruel & Unusual
Correspondent AJ Lagoe’s investigative series has revealed how cuts in mental health and medical care costs by Minnesota prisons have led to a culture of neglect and dehumanization, and at the same time dented populations. Death in prison increased dramatically.
Military Sexual Assault: Norah O’Donnell Investigating
This CBS News long-running investigative series includes interviews with nearly two dozen sexual assault survivors, whistleblowers and families of suicide victims who revealed that despite their promises, After the Pentagon’s uncompromising conclusion ten years ago, the military’s sexual assault crisis is worse than ever.
Amazon Studios | Means of participation | Storyville Films
My name is Pauli Murray
So far ahead of their time, activist, lawyer, priest and author Pauli Murray comes to life through their own written words and recorded diaries in this signature feature-length documentary, when they offered ideas that were too revolutionary for even the most progressive of the civil rights era.
PBS | Independent Lens | Topic
This gripping eight-part documentary series takes viewers into the lengthy election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s non-advocating progressive district attorney, and his experiment to improve the system. criminal justice system inside and out.
KNXV Phoenix & Dave Biscobing
Full Disclosure & Politically Accused
Correspondent Dave Biscobing’s investigations of the Phoenix Police Department have seamlessly connected the dots to describe a police force that operates like a police state, simmering with racism and political outrage rule, and rife with discontent.
POV on PBS | American Documentary, Inc | LBx Africa
This inspirational and engaging documentary from Director Sam Soko follows a young activist turned political candidate who puts his country above his family and life with determination. change the corrupt political system in Kenya.
Apple | Jigsaw Productions
The Line, hosted by Dan Taberski, is an engaging, deeply narrated podcast series that provides a re-evaluation of the events surrounding Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s war crimes trial, as well as a window into the secret culture of SEALs and similar elite military units.
NBC Bay Area (KNTV)
Mother’s Street in Magnolia
This series explores contemporary red and black by following a group of tireless working mothers as they take over a vacant property on Oakland’s Magnolia Street, demanding housing as a right. people and against one of the nation’s biggest real estate speculators.
Through the wonderful use of CCTV footage, this painful and deeply moving documentary continues
devastating August 2020 explosion in the Port of Beirut from the vantage point of nearby Saint George’s Hospital, where doctors and nurses struggled to save lives amid the rubble.
POV on PBS | American Documentary, Inc | Third Shift Means
All night long
Director Loira Limbal’s film is as intimate and light as a lullaby, even as it exposes society’s grave flaws by immersing viewers in a family-run day care operation, the only safety net in a community where women do multiple jobs, often overnight, to survive.
NPR | Planetary Money | FRONTLINE on PBS & Laura Sullivan
In this revealing podcast episode, reporter Laura Sullivan follows retired industry lobbyists to expose a decades-long marketing scam that convinces consumers that plastic products are harmful. more recyclable than it actually is.