2023 Eyes of History Still Contest: Domestic News

A picture of a spot news, general news or issue reporting event taken in the United States.

First Place

Salwan Georges, The Washington Post
Untitled: Makai Adams, 20, center, along with his fellow EMT try to save a woman in her 30s outside her apartment after she overdosed on what they think is fentanyl in San Diego, California, Friday, November 11, 2022. “It’s has been crazy in San Diego’s downtown,” said Adams. “I see at least 6 to 7 overdoses a night.” Fentanyl is now the leading cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 49. The Department of Homeland Security, whose agencies are responsible for detecting illegal drugs at the nation’s borders, failed to ramp up scanning and inspection technology at official crossings, instead channeling $11 billion toward the construction of a border wall that does little to stop fentanyl traffickers.

Second Place

Stephen Voss, Independent
The Agony of Defeat: A pro-choice protestor reacts in anguish outside of the US Supreme Court after a leaked document shows an initial argument that the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade could be overturned by the court, in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Third Place

Julio Cortez, The Associated Press
Dead Firefighters: Baltimore City Fire emergency vehicle driver Jamaal Booker, second from right, holds holds balloons given to him by neighbor Darlene Cucina as a group of fire officials, from left, James Lamartina, Brian Petz, Justin Higley and Chris Hudson stand on a stoop across the street where three firefighters died in a building collapse while battling a two-alarm blaze in a vacant row home, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in Baltimore. Lt. Paul Butrim, Lt. Kelsey Sadler and EMT/firefighter Kenny Lacayo died during the blaze.

Award of Excellence

Tyrone Turner, WAMU/DCist
Untitled: From left, Nicole Tinson, of Washington, D.C., Teresa Roberts, of Shannon, Mississippi, Sheila Carson, of Washington, D.C. (holding up sign), and Regina Langley, middle, from New Jersey, celebrate as Langley holds up a cell phone showing the full Senate voting on the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on April 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Justice Brown Jackson was the first Black Woman confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice.

Award of Excellence

Jack Gruber, USA Today
Really, You Can Trust Me With Your Vote: Wes Moore, the Maryland Democratic nominee for governor campaigning at the Pascal Senior Activity Center in Glen Burnie, MD, working to win over voters Gloria Jackson Graham, left, and Louise Brown Beckett, 88, right, who is looking over lottery ticket results, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 on the eve of election day. Moore is running against Republican candidate Dan Cox in the Maryland governor race.

Award of Excellence

Bill Clark, Roll Call
Dueling Megaphones: Pro-choice and anti-abortion activists shout each other down with megaphones outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as they wait for the court to hand down its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson case to overturn Roe v. Wade on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.