In Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, Griswold told the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town and one woman’s transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. Sheri Fink presented her with the prize.
On Her Shoulders followed Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS, then told her story to politicians and media, including at the United Nations. Murad was one of the two winners of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Ronit Avni presented her with the prize.
The group of Department of Homeland Security whistleblowers challenged family separation and child detention at the border. Dr. Collen Kraft presented them with the prize.
Soros has dedicated his life to promoting the values of open society, human rights, and transparency around the world. Heather McGhee presented him with the prize.
Native advertising has spread misinformation on everything from the “superfood” moringa to Thai seafood slavery, and has raised serious questions about journalistic ethics.
By Sharon Lerner in the Intercept.
For more than 100 years, the Virginia and other former slave states have been subsidizing not only Confederate cemeteries, but many of the hundreds of Confederate monuments and “heritage” sites that mark public space across the South.
By Brian Palmer in Richmond Free Press.
Long before Trump came on the scene, key congressional Republicans had been sidling up to nativist and authoritarian leaders across the globe.
By Sarah Posner in the New Republic.
IBM partnered with Philippine law enforcement despite evidence of police complicity in death squads.
By George Joseph in the Intercept.
O’Rourke wants to be everything to everyone. To take a look back at his career, that’s an invitation he’s extended to the fossil fuel industry.
By Kate Aronoff in the Guardian.
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