2018 Eyes of History: Multimedia Contest Results

Multimedia Journalist of the Year
Alice Li, The Washington Post

News Story

First - NPR: "What Democracy Looks Like: A Portrait of Inauguration Weekend, 2017"
Mito Habe-Evans, Becky Lettenberger, Colin Marshall, Claire O’Neill, Cameron Robert, Kara Frame, Beck Harlan, Morgan Noelle Smith, Maia Stern, Niki Walker, Nickolai Hammar, & Nick Michael

Second - The Washington Post: "11 minutes, 58 lives: 'The bullets kept coming'"
Alice Li, Jordan Frasier, Jorge Ribas, Reem Akkad, & Warwick Meade

Third - CNN: "Hurricane Maria's uncounted dead"
McKenna Ewen, John Sutter, Cristian Arroyo & Ben Werschkul

Award of Excellence - The Washington Post: "After the fire, heroes become homeless"
Whitney Shefte

Issue Reporting

First - The Washington Post: "She thinks illegal immigrants are draining the system. What about the family next door?"
Whitney Leaming & Jorge Ribas

Second - The Washington Post: "Girls get serious on the importance of being funny"
Ashleigh Joplin & Danielle Kunitz

Third - The Washington Post: "There's no peace': The toll of opioids"
Alice Li

Award of Excellence - NPR: "Can Gory Police Dog Arrests Survive The Age of Video?"
Martin Kaste, Nick Michael, Nickolai Hammar, Josh Rogosin, Becky Lettenberger, & Keith Jenkins

Feature Story

First - The Washington Post: "Super Awesome Sylvia was a role to girls in science. But then Sylvia became someone else."
Whitney Shefte

Second - The Washington Post: "Chasing the dark: The man who's spent a lifetime pursuing solar eclipses"
Alice Li

Third - McClatchy Video Lab: "After saving others, Pulse survivor struggles to save himself"
Jessica Koscielniak

Award of Excellence - The Washington Post: "Dismantling a Baltimore block, brick by brick"
Whitney Shefte


First - McClatchy Video Lab: "Hope and A Back Handspring"
Jessica Koscielniak

Second - The Washington Post: "Love at the Keystone State Gay Rodeo "
Whitney Leaming

Third - The Washington Post: "This kid could probably beat you in basketball. He just finished third grade."
Jorge Ribas


First - NPR: "How Eclipses Changed History"
Adam Cole, Ryan Kellman, Alison Richards, Andrea Kissack, & Anne Gudenkauf

Second - The Washington Post: "The Race to Save Coffee"
Kolin Pope

Third - NPR: "The Golden Age of Germs"
John Poole, Xaver Xylophon, Vikki Valentine, Maddie Sofia, Sami Yenigun, & Louis Weeks

Award of Excellence - NPR: "For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It's Been"
Meredith Rizzo, Freddy Arenas, Christopher Joyce, Nancy Shute, Andrea Kissack, & Angus Chen


Award of Excellence - : "The Dalton Highway; America's Loneliest Road"
Jim Lo Scalzo

Award of Excellence - : "Hot Pot: A Dish, A Memory (Oreshki)"
Ben De La Cruz, Alina Selyukh, Rhitu Chatterjee, Alison Richards, Andrea Kissack, John Poole, Ryan Eskalis, Kelly Jo Smart, Maia Stern, Alyson Hurt, Anne Gudenkauf, & Keith Jenkins

Award of Excellence - : "Hot Pot: A Dish, A Memory (Zereshk Polow)"
Ben De La Cruz, Rhitu Chatterjee, Alison Richards, Andrea Kissack, John Poole, Maia Stern, Alyson Hurt, Shelby Knowles, Anne Gudenkauf, & Keith Jenkins


First - NPR: "Eclipse 2017: One Nation Under The Sun"
Nick Michael, Mito Habe-Evans, Becky Lettenberger, Kara Frame, Suraya Mohamed, Josh Rogosin, Annabel Edwards, Bronson Arcuri, Parker Miles Blohm, Nicholas Garbaty, Nickolai Hammar, Beck Harlan, Colin Marshall, Ben Naddaff-Hafrey, Christopher Parks, CJ Riculan, Morgan Noelle Smith, Maia Stern, Keith Jenkins, Anya Grundmann, & Keith Jenkins

Second - The Washington Post: "How a mother and daughter survived the pain of rape and genocide"
Whitney Shefte

Third - NPR: "Finding Mustafa"
Kara Frame, Ben Naddaff-Hafrey, Annabel Edwards, Jane Arraf, CJ Riculan, Josh Rogosin, Awadh al-Taie, Osama Morad, Ammar al-Azzai, Suhail Hussain, Mito Habe-Evans, Becky Lettenberger, Larry Kaplow, Will Dobson, Sara Goo, & Keith Jenkins


First - NPR: "What Would We Lose If We Wiped Out Vampire Bats?"
Adam Cole, Ryan Kellman, Alison Richrads, Andrea Kissack, & Anne Gudenkauf

Second - The Washington Post: "Here's why you might be paying too much for organic milk"
Jorge Ribas, McKenna Ewen, Julio Negron, & Peter Whoriskey

Third - NPR: "Do Cities Need More Green Roofs?"
Beck Harlan, Kara Frame, Nickolai Hammar, Colin Marshall, Nicholas Garbaty, Nick Michael, Claire O’Neill, Becky Lettenberger, & Keith Jenkins

Best Multimedia Package

First - The Washington Post: "Sin Luz: Life Without Power"
Arelis R. Hernández, Whitney Leaming, Zoeann Murphy, Emily Yount, Seth Blanchard, Armand Emamdjomeh, Lauren Tierney, Jorge Ribas, Seth Blanchard, Kolin Pope, Reem Akkad, Kat Downs, & Ann Gerhart

Second - The Washington Post: "The Arctic Dilemma"
Alice Li

Third - NPR: "Refugees In Their Own Country"
Claire Harbage, Stephanie Joyce, Hannah Bloch, Ariel Zambelich, Alison MacAdam, Wes Lindamood, Katie Park, & Juan Elosua
2018 Multimedia Judges

Bianca Consunji

Bianca Consunji is a video producer and journalist. She’s the Executive Producer of BuzzFeed News. Previously, she worked at Bustle as Director of Video, and Mashable as a producer. She is originally from Manila, Philippines and graduated from the Columbia Journalism School. Her work has taken her from the Democratic Republic of Congo to report on conflict minerals to shoots with Sesame Street Muppets.

Catherine Spangler

Catherine Spangler is the supervising producer of video at The New Yorker magazine, and a former staff multimedia journalist at The New York Times. In 2013, she was the video producer for “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek.” The project was hailed as “a spectacular example of the potential of digital-age storytelling,” and won the Pulitzer Prize, a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Emmy. At The New Yorker, Catherine manages production of original series and sets the tone for short-form documentary storytelling. She was a Roy H. Park fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill, and her work has been honored by Pictures of the Year International, World Press Photo, National Press Photographer’s Association, Online News Association, Society for News Design, American Society of News Editors, Scripps Howard Foundation, SXSW Interactive and the Webbys.

Margaret Cheatham Williams

Margaret Cheatham Williams is a documentarian at The New York Times whose work is marked by deep connections with her subjects and the tackling of intimate issues. Williams’s reports on women’s issues including postpartum depression, fertility, and sexuality. She often works in the south where her perspectives were formed by an upbringing in North Carolina. In 2017, she created an animated series about evolving state of Motherhood. Her work has been recognized by the Hearst foundation, Pictures of the Year international, SXSW, and the National Photographers Association. Before joining the video department at The New York Times in 2012, Williams worked at The LA Times, Washington Post and MediaStorm. In 2018 she will be traveling to Pyeongchang, South Korea to cover the Winter Olympics.