2017 Eyes of History: Multimedia Contest Results

Multimedia Journalist of the Year
McKenna Ewen, The Washington Post

News Story

First - The Washington Post: "Here's what Detroit's black pastors want Trump to know"
Alice Li

Second - BBC: "The place that predicts presidents"
Franz Strasser & Rajini Vaidyanathan

Third - The Washington Post: "Police fire water cannon on protesters during freezing temperatures"
Zoeann Murphy & McKenna Ewen

Honorable Mention - The New York Times: "Sanders Supporters Throw Convention Into Disarray"
A.J. Chavar, Quyn Do, & Benjamin Laffin

Honorable Mention - The Washington Post: "Dear Washington, Love Orlando"
McKenna Ewen

Feature Story

First - The Washington Post: "Truth and transgender at age 70"
Whitney Shefte

Second - NPR: "Secrets Of The Snowy Owl"
Adam Cole & Ryan Kellman

Third - McClatchy: "Becoming Donald Trump"
Jessica Koscielniak

Issue Reporting

First - The Washington Post: "The Big Exit"
McKenna Ewen & Reem Akkad

Second - The Washington Post: "Coming of age in a city coming apart"
Whitney Shefte

Third - The Washington Post: "West Point doubles down on controversial boxing program"
McKenna Ewen

Honorable Mention - BBC News: "How Obama's olive branch caused a Cuban exodus"
Franz Strasser


First - The Washington Post: "The Making of Mojo: A Wrestler's Quest for WWE Stardom"
McKenna Ewen

Second - McClatchy: "Titletown, TX Episode 10: Letter of Intent"
Jessica Koscielniak, Jared Christopher, Rick Press, & Jon Forsythe

Third - McClatchy: "Becoming Royal - Ian Kennedy, new Royals starting pitcher, balances family and baseball"
Brittany Peterson


First - NPR: "Your Body's Real Age"
Adam Cole & Ryan Kellman

Second - McClatchy: "Offshore Corporations - the secret shell game"
Sohail Al-Jamea, Ali Rizvi, Kevin Hall, & Tim Johnson

Third - The Washington Post: "What’s a biomarker? And could a blood test help prevent suicides?"
Whitney Leaming & Osman Malik

Honorable Mention - BBC: "How to win the US nomination battle"
Frank Strasser, Katty Kay, & Mat Morrison

Honorable Mention - Freelance: "Life of Jeri"
Aude Guerrucci


First - NPR: "Travel To The Moon With David Bowie"
(Must be viewed in Chrome browser or the mobile YouTube app)
Adam Cole, host & animator
Ryan Kellman, producer

Second - The New York Times: "America Reacts: The Next President Is …"
AJ Chavar

Third - The Washington Post: "360º video: In a grieving city, Orlando's Gay Chorus offers comfort."
Dalton Bennett


First - McClatchy/Sacramento Bee: "Afghans risked their lives for U.S., now struggle in Sacramento"
Jessica Koscielniak, Renee C. Byer, Jason Shoultz, & Sue Morrow

Second - The Washington Post: "At the end of the Earth, a scientific struggle to understand one of Greenland's most enormous glaciers"
Whitney Shefte

Third - The Washington Post: "Floor fights, secret meetings: How Virginia Republicans accepted Trump"
Dalton Bennett & Alice Li

Honorable Mention - The Washington Post: "A tragedy plays out in Little Rock when a police officer kills a colleague’s father"
Whitney Shefte

Honorable Mention - McClatchy: "These women shattered ceilings, here's their message for you"
Natalie Fertig, Ali Rizvi, & Patrick Gleason

Best Multimedia Package

First - The Washington Post: "Raising Barriers: A New Age of Walls"
Zoeann Murphy, Samuel Granados, Kevin Schaul, Anthony Faiola, Kat Downs Mulder, Reem Akkad, & Douglas Jehl

Second - McClatchy: "Titletown, TX"
Jessica Koscielniak, Jared Christopher, Rick Press, & Jon Forsythe

Third - The Washington Post: "Voices From Standing Rock"
Zoeann Murphy, McKenna Ewen, Kevin Sullivan, Reem Akkad, Ann Gerhart, & Danielle Rindler

Honorable Mention - The Washington Post: "The Waypoint: A visual journey through Lesbos, the gateway to Europe"
Zoeann Murphy, Samuel Granados, Kevin Schaul, Griff Witte, Kat Downs Mulder & Emily Chow

Honorable Mention - McClatchy: "How Trump's election changed my life"
Brittany Peterson
2017 Multimedia Contest Judges

Coburn Dukehart

Coburn Dukehart is the Digital and Multimedia Director for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. She joined the Center in 2016 after 16 years of distinguished work at national news organizations. Her role at the Center includes directing its visual strategy, creating visual and audio content, managing digital assets and training student and professional journalists. Dukehart previously was a senior photo editor at National Geographic, where she managed and wrote for the Proof blog, which showcases international documentary projects. From 2007 to 2013 she was the picture and multimedia editor at NPR— the first person in that role — where she oversaw a wide range of projects, including directing the overall visual strategy for NPR, training reporters in photography, covering daily and long-term assignments, coordinating with the legal and financial departments, implementing a newsroom-wide digital asset management system, and advising on the content management system used by hundreds of NPR producers. She has also worked as a photo editor at USATODAY.com and washingtonpost.com, interned in the White House photo department, and worked for a London-based international publishing group. Dukehart has received numerous multimedia awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International and the White House News Photographers Association. Her multimedia work also has been honored with a Webby, a Gracie, a Murrow and duPont awards, and she was nominated for a national Emmy. She has coached at a variety of multimedia workshops, including the Syracuse Fall Workshop, the National Press Photographers Association Multimedia Immersion and the Eddie Adams Workshop. Dukehart received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She lives in Madison, Wis., with her husband, Brad Horn, and two daughters.

Alexandra Garcia

Alexandra Garcia is a senior story producer at The New York Times, where she directs, oversees and produces interactive projects and video stories. She works on projects ranging from interactives like Times’s Olympics “Fine Line” series and The Outlaw Oceanto original video in 10 Years After Katrina to the innovative shadow puppetry film The Forger. Previously, she worked at The Washington Post for almost a decade. Garcia has been awarded two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, top honors in the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism and Pictures of the Year International contests, and eleven regional Emmy awards, along with four national Emmy nominations. In 2012, she was a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Garcia was born in Bogotá, Colombia and was raised in Rockville, Maryland. She is obsessed with the Internet and with trying to justify her time spent at art school by experimenting with how visual stories can break out of a traditional mold to take advantage of the unique storytelling possibilities in digital and interactive journalism.

Sung Park

Sung Park is an instructor of photojournalism/multimedia at the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. He is also the co-director of the Multimedia Journalism Masters Program at the University of Oregon Portland. In 2013-14 he was a Fulbright Scholar to Ghana where he taught multimedia storytelling to masters students at the University of Ghana and held various seminars and workshops for local media organizations in Accra. Sung previously taught photojournalism and multimedia at The Newhouse School of Public Communications and at the The University of Texas. Prior to teaching Sung worked as an award winning staff photographer, picture editor and multimedia producer at the Austin American-Statesman. He has over 20 years of experience in newspaper, magazine and online visual journalism. In addition to teaching he is still an active freelance photojournalist and multimedia producer for various print and online publications as well as for NGOs and non-profits. Sung has been a coach and instructor in various workshops such as the NPPA Multimedia Immersion and is co-director of Story-Arc Cinematic Journalism Workshop. Sung holds a B.S. in Photo-illustration from The Newhouse School and an M.F.A. from the Dept. of Transmedia at Syracuse University.