NYABJ 2019 AWARD WINNERS

Category: Online Media – General Feature
20 Years After NYPD Killing of Amadou Diallo, His Mom Asks: What’s Changed?
The City
Reporting and writing: Ese Olumhense
Editing: Hasani Gittens and Jere Hester
https://thecity.nyc/2019/02/20-years-after-killing-of-amadou-diallo-whats-changed.html

Category: Online Media – Blog Commentary
Should Black Artists Care About the Grammys?
The Root
Matthew C. Allen
https://www.theroot.com/should-black-artists-care-about-the-grammys-1822437744

Category: TV/Online Video – General Feature
Jenna Bush Hager Meets The Remarkable Woman Behind ‘Girl Up Initiative Uganda’
NBC Universal
Ugonna Okpaloaka, Elizabeth Leist, Tom Mazzarelli,
Karen Trosset, Jenna Bush Hager, Jake Whitman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZaKfR8Ox68

Category: Print/Online Media – Spot/General News
Tension, Trauma, and Trust: New Pilot Program Looks to Bridge Gap Between Police, Civilians
The Grio
Natasha S. Alford
https://thegrio.com/2018/01/18/newark-police-civilians-true-story-community-trust/

Category: Newspaper/Magazine – General Feature
The Color of Economic Anxiety
Current Affairs
Malaika Jabali
https://freshphiles.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/currentaffairs-14.pdf

Category: Investigative Journalism
The K2 Corner: Why a Toxic Drug Persists in Brooklyn
The Bridge BK
Madison J. Gray
https://thebridgebk.com/k2-corner-why-toxic-drug-thrives-brooklyn/

Category: Sports Journalism
SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Boxing Great Andre Ward and “The Contender” Contestant John Thompson IV
WBGO
Doug Doyle
https://www.wbgo.org/post/sportsjam-doug-doyle-boxing-great-andre-ward-and-contender-contestant-john-thompson-iv

Category: Broadcast/Video/Audio – General News
Thousands Of Young Men in Newark Attend Pathways To Success Summit
WBGO
Alexandra Hill
https://www.wbgo.org/post/thousands-young-men-newark-attend-pathways-success-summit#stream/0

Category: Radio/Online Audio – General Feature
Newark Public Schools Expands Girls Who Code Initiative
WBGO
Alexandra Hill
https://www.wbgo.org/post/newark-public-schools-expands-girls-who-code-initiative#stream/0

Category: TV/Online Video – Documentary
Fighting For Her Rightful Place in History: The Claudette Colvin Story
1010 WINS
Larry Mullins, Sharon Barnes-Waters and Sara Miller
https://1010wins.radio.com/blogs/claudette-colvin-story

Category: Public Affairs Journalism
A Conversation With Eagle Academy
Cultural Caravan Productions
Louise Dente
https://youtu.be/KUAPqLjWWRM?t=369

Category: Photography – Feature
U.S. Open Final: Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka
Newsday
J. Conrad Williams
https://www.newsday.com/sports/tennis/us-open/serena-williams-naomi-osaka-u-s-open-pictures-1.20896701

Category: Excellence in Student Journalism
No Plan for Daniel
Black Youth Project
Ariam Alula, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
http://blackyouthproject.com/i-worry-about-how-to-care-for-my-autistic-brother-and-his-mental-health-when-my-parents-are-gone/

AWARDS CHAIR
Melanie Eversley, NYABJ Secretary

AWARDS VICE CHAIR
Khorri Atkinson, NABJ Parliamentarian

JUDGES
Cheryl Smith, NABJ Secretary

Trevell Anderson, NABJ-LA Chapter President

Alexis Rogers, Cincinnati NABJ Chapter President

Brian Cook, President, Pittsburgh Black Media Federation (

Terry Collins, NABJ Region IV Director

Nick Charles, Adjunct Professor, City University of New York