The New YorkerDavid Remnick, Editor
“No Refuge,” by Sarah Stillman
With meticulous reporting, The New Yorker forced readers—and the nation—to confront the ugly consequences of our increasingly draconian immigration policies.
This sweeping, often heart-rending, account of the suffering experienced by asylum seekers after their deportation from the United States earned The New Yorker its fifth nomination and second award in this category for the work of Sarah Stillman.
HuffPost HighlineRachel Morris and Greg Veis, Executive Editors
“The Best Way to Save People From Suicide,” by Jason Cherkis
Both a history lesson in suicide treatment and a sensitive portrayal of people at risk, “The Best Way to Save People From Suicide” examined in compelling detail a real national emergency.
National GeographicSusan Goldberg, Editor in Chief
Three articles from “Planet or Plastic?”
“We Made It. We Depend on It. We’re Drowning in It. Plastic,” by Laura Parker, June, “What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Out,” June at nationalgeographic.com/magazine, and “Planet or Plastic’ Pledge,” June at nationalgeographic.com/environment
Plastic—we all use it, but most of us know very little about. This series deployed stunning photographs, along with comprehensive maps and graphics, to raise the alarm about the waste associated with this dangerous product.
The New York Times MagazineJake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
“The Hidden Toll,” by Linda Villarosa
Tacking a poorly understood and under-discussed public-health issue, The New York Times Magazine asked why African-American women are far likelier than others to experience health crises related to pregnancy.
ProPublicaStephen Engelberg, Editor in Chief
Three articles by Hannah Dreier
“A Betrayal,” co-published with New York, April 2, “The Disappeared,” co-published with Newsday, September 20, and “He Drew His School Mascot—and ICE Labeled Him a Gang Member,” co-published with The New York Times Magazine, December 27
In this series of articles, ProPublica partnered with Newsday, New York magazine and The New York Times Magazine to provide an inside look at MS-13 and explored the impact of efforts to contain the gang using immigration policy.