Washington Post Team Honored for Innovative Storytelling

A team of journalists from The Washington Post will be honored with the National Press Foundation’s Innovative Storytelling Award for a multimedia project on the 1968 riots.

Lauren Tierney,  Ann Gerhart, Nick Kirkpatrick, Katie Mettler, Marc Fisher, Danielle Rindler, Armand Emamdjomeh and Monica Norton will receive the award at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington, D.C., along with other award winners. Learn more about the NPF dinner and awards here.

NPF judges said: “In its examination of the 1968 riots, The Washington Post let the visuals – videos, photos, documents, maps – take center stage. They created a seamless, well-researched journey for the reader, using technology in service of the story. This is a great model for any local newsroom to bring historical events to life.”

This is the third year in a row that the Post has won the Innovative Storytelling Award.

The judges assigned an honorable mention to National Geographic for “a compelling, heart-wrenching story about a young woman’s journey to get a new face.”

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