Murrow Award winners each year show a snapshot of the year’s biggest stories. Scroll the list of winning work to relive the year’s breaking stories and get a glimpse into the collective social consciousness of the moment. This year, investigations, series and long-form winners coalesced around an increasingly urgent issue: the opioid crisis.
Illustrating the devastating impact of opioid addiction on communities, highlighting the hope that recovery can bring, and unveiling the systems complicit in the epidemic’s spread, Murrow Award-winning reports this year covered the opioid crisis from every angle. These are just a few:
- TIME and Mic’s News Documentary “Life After Addiction”
- The Cincinnati Enquirer’s “Seven Days of Heroin”
- CBS News’ 60 Minutes’ and The Washington Post’s investigation “Too Big To Prosecute”
- ABC News Radio’s News Series “America’s Fentanyl Crisis”
The winning series shows it doesn’t long to tell a powerful story, offering several powerful, highly visual vignettes.
Clear facts, powerful individual stories and key interviews combined to make this piece a winning news series and an example of how to report on a complex issue. Learn more on the series and how it was made from Pierre Thomas at “What it takes to be a Murrow Award winner” at Excellence in Journalism 2018.