Investigative Reporters and Editors announced today that ProPublica projects had won two of its annual awards recognizing the best in investigative reporting. “Losing Ground," a collaboration between ProPublica and The Lens, won the Gannett Award for Innovation and Watchdog Journalism. The project, by, Al Shaw and Brian Jacobs of ProPublica and Bob Marshall of The Lens, combines deep on-the-ground reporting with innovative interactives to tell the story of the shrinking Louisiana coastline.
“This is a masterful piece of reporting and one of the best examples we've seen of how journalism and technology can work hand-in-hand to tell stories,” the judges said of the project, also a finalist in the multiplatform category.
“Firestone and the Warlord,” a ProPublica project with PBS Frontline, and Rain Media, won the IRE award for multiplatform projects by large organizations. The team, including Jonathan Jones and ProPublica’s T. Christian Miller and Hannah Birch, “excelled in one of the world’s most difficult reporting spots and made viewers care about issues often neglected,” the judges said.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.