Our show investigating voter suppression efforts ahead of the 2016 election has won the Webby Award for best podcast, news and information.
Other podcasts nominated in this category came from The New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, Slate and The Huffington Post.
The show, produced in partnership with the Houston Chronicle and The Nation, focused on efforts to curb voter access in North Carolina and Texas. Since the show aired, federal judges have found that Republican leaders in both states intentionally and illegally discriminated against black and Latino voters.
In addition, our podcast following a Mother Jones reporter as he became a private prison guard was a Webby finalist in the podcast documentary category. The show was also a finalist for the Scripps Howard Award in the in-depth radio category.
Two of our reporters are finalists for the Livingston Award, given to the best journalists under 35. Reporter Amy Julia Harris has been honored for her investigative project The God Loophole, about the lack of government oversight at religious day cares, and radio producer/reporter Neena Satija – whom we share with The Texas Tribune – was picked with other colleagues for Hell and High Water, a collaboration with ProPublica about the threat of hurricanes.
Our Atomic Vets video, produced in partnership with The New York Times’ Retro Report, won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards in the investigative and continuing coverage categories for small digital news organizations. The regional Murrows put us in contention for the national award.