Innovative Storytelling Award

NPF Award Winner: Innovative Storytelling Award - The Washington Post

The Washington Post 2016

Innovative Storytelling Award

The Washington Post’s investigation into police shootings will receive NPF’s Innovation in Journalism Award. The NPF judges said: “The Post changed the arc of an ongoing story by methodically building a database that added facts and evidence to the ongoing emotionally-charged narrative. Some of the facts were counter-intuitive — for all the rightful anger about shootings of unarmed African Americans, ‘The dead were overwhelmingly white men with guns, who had attacked or threatened people.’ On the other hand, the data showed disturbing facts: unarmed African-Americans were killed at a rate seven times higher than unarmed whites. A quarter of those killed were mentally ill. More than 50 officers involved in shootings had killed before. The project forced the FBI to admit that the Post had compiled a more complete database than it had, and the law agency is replicating the Post’s work.”

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