The 2014 Polk Awards Winners

Congrats to all the winners

The winners of the 2014 George Polk Awards — which honor special achievement in journalism — have been announced. The New York Times was represented well, and we were excited to see The Atlantic’Ta-Nehisi Coates win for his moving essay “The Case For Reparations.”

Below is the complete list of Polk Award winners, who will be honored at the Roosevelt Hotel on April 10.

International Reporting
Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times
“Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror”

Health Reporting
Adam NossiterNorimitsu OnishiBen Solomon, Dr. Sheri FinkHelene Cooper, and Daniel Berehulak of The New York Times
“Dying of Ebola at the Hospital Door”
“How Ebola Roared Back”

Foreign Reporting
Rania Abouzeid  Politico Magazine
“The Jihad Next Door: The Syrian Roots of Iraq’s Newest Civil War”

Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post
“Secret Service Fumbled Response after Gunman Hit White House Residence in 2011”
“White House Fence-jumper Made it Far Deeper into Building than Previously Known”

Local Reporting
Tim NovakChris Fusco, and Carol Marin of The Chicago Sun-Times
“The Killing of David Koschman”

Business Reporting
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
“Leaked Documents Expose Global Companies’ Secret Tax Deals in Luxembourg”
“Hidden in Plain Sight: New York Just Another Island Haven”

Environmental Reporting
The Seattle Times
“Oso neighborhood never should have been built”
“State used outdated data to allow logging on slope”

Justice Reporting
Julie K. Brown of The Miami Herald and two Times reporters, Michael Schwirtz and Michael Winerip
“Behind bars, a brutal and unexplained death”
“At a violent Florida prison, a death foreshadowed”
“For allegedly brutal prison guard, day of reckoning arrives”
“Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail”
“Report Found Distorted Data on Jail Fights at Rikers Island”

Magazine Reporting
James Verini National Geographic
“Should the United Nations Wage War to Keep Peace?”

Military Reporting
Dennis Wagner of The Arizona Republic
“VA in crisis: The Republic investigation”

State Reporting
Doug PardueGlenn SmithJennifer Berry Hawes, and Natalie Caula Hauff The Post and Courier
“Till Death Do Us Part”

Television Reporting
John Carlos Frey, Marisa Venegas and Solly Granatstein – Telemundo, The Weather Channel, and The Investigative Fund
“Muriendo por Cruzar (Dying to Cross)”
“The Real Death Valley”

Commentary
Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic
“The Case for Reparations”

Career Award
Garry Trudeau