Border Barriers Project Chosen for Innovative Storytelling Award

Washington Post journalists have been chosen for the National Press Foundation’s Innovative Storytelling Award for their ambitious project on border walls and fences around the world.

Samuel Granados, Zoeann Murphy, Kevin Schaul and Anthony Faiola (not pictured) will receive the honor at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner on Feb. 15, 2018. Learn more about the dinner and awards here.

NPF judges said: “The Washington Post team produced a well-crafted, user-friendly project titled ‘Raising Barriers,’ about 63 border walls or fences that separate neighboring countries on four continents. The graphic and video elements were seamless and worked beautifully together. The project exemplifies technology in the service of extraordinary storytelling.”

The judges also awarded an honorable mention to the Arizona Republic and USA Today Network for “The Wall,” a multimedia project that mapped every mile of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Innovative Storytelling Award, established in 2015, recognizes digital journalism of the highest quality that re-invents the way stories are told to present a compelling audience experience.

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