NPF judges said: “Tony Bartelme used infrared technology as a unique way to dramatically illustrate the greenhouse gas footprint in the community. ‘Chasing Carbon’ provides infrared evidence that carbon emissions are everywhere, from leaf blowers to smokestacks. This is great journalism supported by a novel technology tool.”

Tony Bartelme, a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is a special projects reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. His investigative reporting has exposed government corruption and explored diverse issues ranging from changes in ocean plankton to the global shortage of doctors. His work has received the highest honors in journalism, including awards from the Gerald Loeb and Scripps foundations and Sigma Delta Chi. He is the author or co-author of several books, including “A Surgeon in the Village: An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa.”

2017 Technology in Journalism Award
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