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Digital Media Award Finalists


2021 Finalist

Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker

Bloomberg

Drew Armstrong, Tom Randall, Cedric Sam, Paul Murray, Andre Tartar and Yue Qiu

Project Page

2021 Finalist

GetUsPPE data project

Time and The Lancet

Zoe Schlanger, Suhas Gondi, Adam L. Beckman, Nicholas Devau, Ali S. Raja, Megan L. Ranney, Rachel Popkin, Shuhan He, Matt Rubashkin, Charlotte Lee and Elijah Wolfson

4/20/2020 5/23/2020

2021 Finalist

The Color of the Coronavirus: Covid-19 Deaths by Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.

American Public Media/APM Research Lab

Andi Egbert, Kristine Liao, Gabriel Cortes, Craig Helmstetter, Benjamin Clary and Matthew Hanson

Project Page

2021 Finalist

Dying Inside

Reuters

Peter Eisler, Jason Szep, Linda So, Grant Smith, Ned Parker and team

10/16/2020 (a series)

2021 Finalist

An Evidence-Based Tool for Educating the Public about the Risks of COVID-19 and How to Mitigate Them

Mathematica

Xindi Hu, Erin Lipman, Emma Pendl-Robinson and Jennifer Starling

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2021 Finalist

Lost on the Frontline

Kaiser Health News and The Guardian

Christina Jewett, Danielle Renwick, Alastair Gee, Shoshana Dubnow, Anna Sirianna, Lydia Zuraw, Terry Byrne and Juweek Adolphe

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2021 Finalist

Measuring the Real Death Toll of Covid-19

The New York Times

Denise Lu, Margot Sanger-Katz and Josh Katz

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2021 Finalist

University of Minnesota Covid-19 Tracking Project

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Archelle Georgiou and Soumya Sen

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2021 Finalist

A Multi-Payer Analysis of Health Care Spending in North Carolina

Health Care Cost Institute and Duke University

William Johnson, Daniel Kurowski, Niall Brennan, Aaron McKethan, Hilary Campbell, Julie Reiff and Jean Fuglesten Biniek

6/30/2020

2021 Finalist

She wanted a 'freebirth' with no doctors. Online groups convinced her it would be OK

NBC News

Brandy Zadrozny

2/21/2020

2020 Finalist

Heat and Health in American Cities; and Code Red: Baltimore's Climate Divide

National Public Radio, The University of Maryland Howard Center for Investigative Journalism and Capital News Service

Meg Anderson, Sean McMinn

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2020 Finalist

Inside West Virginia's Opioid Battle

The Washington Post

Debbie Cenziper, Emily Corio, Salwan Georges, Whitney Shefte

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2020 Finalist

Blog Series on Social Determinants of Health Data

Mathematica

Alyssa Crawford, J.B. Wogan, Matthew Kehn, Matthew Stagner, Nyna Williams, Adam Thompson, So O'Neil, Toni Abrams Weintraub

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2020 Finalist

Turned Away

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

John Diedrich, Kevin Crowe, Andrew Mollica, Erin Caughey, Rick Wood, Bill Schulz

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2020 Finalist

What if you call 911 and no one comes? Inside the Collapse of America's Emergency Medical Services

NBC News

Erika Edwards, Tonya Bauer, Jane Weaver, Sara Miller, Susan Wagner, Lauren Dunn

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2020 Finalist

Help Me Before It's Too Late

CNN Digital

Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

2020 Finalist

Military Fights a Deadly Enemy: Heat

InsideClimate News and NBC News

David Hasemyer, Paul Horn, Joe Murphy, Nigel Chiwaya, Brock Stoneham

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2020 Finalist

Hidden Harm

Kaiser Health News

Christina Jewett

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2020 Finalist

See How the World's Most Polluted Air Compares With Your City's

The New York Times

Nadja Popovich, Karthik Patanjali, Jon Huang, Blacki Migliozzi, Anjali Singhvi

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2020 Finalist

Death by 1,000 Clicks

Kaiser Health News and Fortune

Fred Schulte, Erika Fry

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2019 Finalist

Juul and the teen e-cigarette explosion

Vox

Julia Belluz, Eliza Barclay, Brigid McCarthy, Christophe Haubursin

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2019 Finalist

Destroyed

CNN

Ashley Fantz, Sergio Hernandez, Sonam Vashi

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2019 Finalist

Simple Surgeries. Tragic Results

Kaiser Health News/USA Today Network

Christina Jewett, Mark Alesia, Lindy Washburn

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2019 Finalist

Healthy Marketplace Index

Health Care Cost Institute

William Johnson, Kevin Kennedy, Sally Rodriguez, John Hargraves

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2019 Finalist

Hospitals keep ER fees secret. We’re uncovering them.

Vox

Sarah Kliff, Lauren Katz, Kavya Sukumar

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2019 Finalist

The Secret Drug Pricing System

Bloomberg News

Robert Langreth, David Ingold, Jackie Gu

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2019 Finalist

Breathless: Pittsburgh’s asthma epidemic and the fight to stop it

Environmental Health News

Kristina Marusic

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2019 Finalist

The Weight of Numbers: Air Pollution and PM2.5

Undark Magazine

Larry Price, Gayathri Vaidyanathan, Talia Bronshtein, Sohara Mehroze Shachi, Anna Cunningham, Brendan Borrell

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

2019 Finalist

Nursing home staffing investigations

Kaiser Health News

Jordan Rau, Fred Schulte, Liz Lucas, Joe Mahr, Caitlin Hillyard

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2019 Finalist

False Comfort

The Oregonian/OregonLive

Fedor Zarkhin, Lynne Terry

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2018 Finalist

Intake: Locked on the Psych Ward

Buzzfeed News

Rosalind Adams

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2018 Finalist

The Addiction Trade

STAT/The Boston Globe

David Armstrong and Evan Allen

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2018 Finalist

Rich hospitals, poor communities

POLITICO

Dan Diamond

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2018 Finalist

Seven Days of Heroin

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Enquirer Staff

Part 1 Part 2

2018 Finalist

The Body Trade

Reuters

Brian Grow, John Shiffman and the Reuters team

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2018 Finalist

All Work. No Pay.

Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting

Amy Julia Harris and Shoshana Walter

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2018 Finalist

Vox’s Emergency Room Billing Database

Vox

Sarah Kliff, Lauren Katz and Kavya Sukumar

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2018 Finalist

The Orphan Drug Machine

Kaiser Health News

Sarah Jane Tribble, Sydney Lupkin, Heidi de Marco, John Hillkirk, Francis Ying, Lydia Zuraw, Diane Webber and Scott Hensley

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2017 Finalist

You Can’t Trust What You Read About Nutrition

FiveThirtyEight

Christie Aschwanden, Anna Barry-Jester, Walter Hickey and Andrew Flowers

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2017 Finalist

Death by Fentanyl

Fusion

Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Mariana van Zeller and Staff of Fusion

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2017 Finalist

The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

ProPublica

David Epstein

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2017 Finalist

How Americans got stuck with endless drug commercials

Vox

Joss Fong

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2017 Finalist

SHOW YOUR WORK: Healthcare Coverage Breakout for the Entire U.S. Population in 1 Chart

ACA Signups

Charles Gaba

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2017 Finalist

How Drug Companies Keep Prices Soaring

Bloomberg News

Robert Langreth, Ben Elgin and Zachary Tracer

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2017 Finalist

The Zika Outbreak

FRONTLINE PBS, WGBH

Katie Worth, Michelle Mizner, Sarah Moughty, Andrew Metz and Raney Aronson

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2017 Finalist

STAT: Coverage of the opioid crisis

STAT

David Armstrong, Matthew Orr and Natalia Bronshtein

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2016 Finalist

Mammography’s Unspoken Harms

Mother Jones

Christie Aschwanden

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2016 Finalist

Frakt-Bagley on Substance Use Disorders

The Incidental Economist & The Upshot, The New York Times

Nicholas Bagley, Austin Frakt

4/29/15 7/28/15 6/1/15 11/11/15

2016 Finalist

The Vaccine Delayers

Vox

Julia Belluz

3/2/15 1/29/15 4/21/15 2/21/15

2016 Finalist

Drug Problems: Dangerous Decision-Making at the FDA,

Project On Government Oversight

John Crewdson, David Hilzenrath, Michael Smallberg, Charles Babcock, and Lydia Dennett

10/15/15 11/12/15 11/20/15 12/23/15

2016 Finalist

What Is the Best Way to Create More Cures?

Wonkblog, The Washington Post

Carolyn Johnson

8/16/15 7/17/15 7/23/15 7/10/15

2016 Finalist

The Laws of Pharma Pricing Physics

Bloomberg News,

Robert Langreth, Blacki Migliozzi, and Cynthia Koons

12/18/15 11/18/15 10/6/15 5/6/15

2016 Finalist

Where Our Health Care Dollars Go

The Upshot, The New York Times,

Margot Sanger-Katz and Kevin Quealy

12/15/15 8/5/15 3/27/15 2/6/15

2016 Finalist

Systematic Review of Health Care PR News Releases

HealthNewsReview.org

Gary Schwitzer & 50 Editorial Contributors

4/16/15 6/16/15 11/10/15 6/24/15

2016 Finalist

When Silver Is Worth More than Gold or Platinum

xpostfactoid

Andrew Sprung

11/3/15 10/24/15 9/1/15 6/9/15

2015 Finalist

State of Health

KQED

Lisa Aliferis, Lisa Pickoff-White, Olivia Allen-Price

11/17/14 9/11/14 3/23/14 2/3/14

2015 Finalist

The Science of Obesity and Weight Loss

Vox

Julia Belluz

11/27/14 12/19/14 12/23/14 8/25/14

2015 Finalist

Healthcare Triage—Using Evidence to Inform Policy

Healthcare Triage

Aaron Carroll, Mark Olsen, Stan Muller

1/19/14 6/9/14 10/6/14 5/26/14

2015 Finalist

The Stepping Stones to Rare Diseases

Pesquisa

Carlos Fioravanti

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2015 Finalist

“The ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely, and the $2.3 Million Condominium” & “Reviewing the Regulators,”

Dr. Wes Blog

Westby Fisher

12/16/14 10/21/14

2015 Finalist

The Problems with Right-to-Try

Science-Based Medicine

David Gorski

3/8/14 4/27/14 7/21/14 11/2/14

2015 Finalist

The Medicine Show

Forbes

Matthew Herper

1/8/14 6/12/14 8/8/14 12/7/14

2015 Finalist

TechRepublic

CBS Interactive

Alexander Howard

6/10/14 3/11/14

2015 Finalist

Treating Hepatitis C

The Incidental Economist

Allan Joseph

6/13/14 6/16/14 6/17/14 6/18/14

2015 Finalist

How America Pays for Health Care

Vox

Sarah Kliff

9/2/14 12/22/14 4/17/14 12/2/14

2015 Finalist

Obamacare’s Victims

HealthInsurance.org

Maggie Mahar

Part 1 Part 2

2015 Finalist

The Future

Considering American Healthcare

Marc-David Munk

9/13/14 8/18/14 8/8/14 7/10/14

2015 Finalist

Cancer Patients Need More Guidance in Treatment Decisions

Forbes

Elaine Schattner

8/28/14 8/13/14 9/24/14 11/2/14

2015 Finalist

HealthNewsReview.org Posts 34 Pieces in 2014 on Imbalanced Media Messages on Screening Tests

Health News Watchdog, HealthNewsReview.org

Gary Schwitzer

10/1/14 7/9/14 6/25/14 9/16/14