Reuters Award Winning Journalism in 2015

20 May 2015

It’s been a busy time for recognition at Reuters.

Many awards have followed since we were recently selected as finalists at the Pulitzer Prizes and awarded the Sidney Hillman Prize for The Echo Chamber.

On May 9, Reuters journalists Amy Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall were awarded the grand prize of the Human Rights Press Awards for their series on human trafficking in Thailand. Organized by The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Journalists Association and Amnesty International Hong Kong, the Human Rights Press Awards recognize the best rights-related reporting within Asia.

A team from Reuters received the Overseas Press Club (OPC) Malcolm Forbes Award for best international business news reporting by a newspaper or wire service for their “Comrade Capitalism” series. Investigative journalist David Rohde was honored with the organization’s President’s Award, for, as OPC President Marcus Mabry said, “a career fighting to expose ghastly injustice to the light, from Srebrenica to Afghanistan. For extraordinary courage and determination in the face of captivity. For an historic effort to craft a code of conduct for safely reporting global news. And for his compassion, humility and humanity.”

In Comrade Capitalism, a team led by Stephen Grey dissected dubious Kremlin deals and relationships, exposing, for the first time, how the elite prosper at the taxpayers’ expense in Putin’s Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a ceremony with newly appointed high-ranking military officers in Moscow's KremlinREUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin

This wasn’t the only recognition for the series this year. Among the recognitions the series has also garnered: Comrade Capitalism was Reuters own “Story of the Year” in the 2014 Journalists of the Year awards and won the International Investigative award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) earlier this week.

The Echo Chamber and Farmaceuticals have been named in the New York Press Club Awards contest, The Echo Chamber winning in the Political Coverage, Newspaper/Newswire category and the Farmaceuticals series won the top prize in the Feature Reporting: Science, Medicine, Technology category. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in June in New York.

The Supreme Court in WashingtonREUTERS/Molly Riley

Foster Farms Chief Veterinarian O'Connor checks a flock of chicks at the Fox Ranch complex near Turlock, CaliforniaREUTERS/Max Whittaker

Additionally, the Echo Chamber and Water’s Edge have been selected as finalists in the Global Editors Network’s Data Journalism Awards. This is Reuters first time being recognized in this prestigious program, which is the first international contest recognizing outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide. The judges selected 78 outstanding entries for the shortlist and will announce ten winners in the contest in June.

School children watch ducks swim on a pedestrian walkway where the Chesapeake Bay flooded City Dock in Annapolis

REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

Reuters also took home awards in two additional categories at the SABEW awards and won a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists.


You can find a full list of Reuters prize winners and finalists to date below:


Pulitzer Prizes

Finalist, Explanatory Reporting: The Echo Chamber

Finalist, International Reportining: Iraq coverage


Sidney Hillman Prize

Winner, Online: The Echo Chamber


Press Awards

Finalist, News Team of the Year: Comrade Capitalism

Finalist, Business/Economic Team of the Year: Comrade Capitalism


Overseas Press Club Awards

Winner, Malcolm Forbes category: Comrade Capitalism

Winner, President’s Award: David Rohde


Goldsmith Awards for Investigative Reporting

Finalist: The Echo Chamber

Philip Meyer Award Bronze: Water’s Edge


Royal Television Society Journalism Awards

Winner, Cameraman of the Year: Andriy Perun


Sigma Delta Chi Awards/Society of Professional Journalists

Winner, Non-Deadline Reporting: Water’s Edge


Deadline Club Awards

Finalist, Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting: Farmaceuticals

Finalist, Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting: Water’s Edge


SABEW Best-in-Business

Winner, International Investigative: Comrade Capitalism

Winner, News Agencies Commentary: Reynolds Holding, Breakingviews columns

Winner, News Agencies Explanatory: Water’s Edge


European Press Prize

Finalist, Investigative Reporting: Comrade Capitalism


National Association of Agricultural Journalists Awards

Winner, Special Projects: Farmaceuticals


WEBBY Awards

Finalist, Online Video: News & Politics: Series (Reuters TV)

Finalist, Online Video: News & Information (Reuters TV)

Finalist, Websites: Best Home/Welcome Page (Reuters TV)


New York Press Club Awards:

Winner, Feature Reporting-Science, Medicine, Technology: Farmaceuticals

Winner, Political Coverage: Newswire/Newswire: The Echo Chamber

Human Rights Press Awards Finalist: Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall


Data Journalism Awards/Global Editors Network

Finalist: The Echo Chamber

Finalist: Water’s Edge


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