Press Releases / April 15, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the Television & Radio Journalism and Digital Media Awards

Washington, DC – April 15, 2019 – NIHCM Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Television and Radio Journalism Award and the 5th Annual Digital Media Award.

Established in 2008, the Television and Radio Journalism Award recognizes excellence in television and radio reporting on health care issues and policy. The Digital Media Award was established in 2015 to recognize excellence in digital media that improves understanding of health care topics through analysis grounded in empirical evidence. The winning entries were chosen by independent panels of experts.

"We are committed to supporting health care journalism as the field evolves, and these winning pieces speak to the power of multimedia to inform the public and influence policy," said NIHCM CEO Nancy Chockley.

Television and Radio Journalism Award

60Minutes update

Lesley Stahl, Richard Bonin, Ayesha Siddiqi, Richard Buddenhagen, Jeff Fager, Bill Owens, "The Rockford File," CBS News, 60 Minutes

This investigation examined how one prescription drug placed financial strain on an entire city, and how doctors, pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers profited from the high price of the drug. The judges commended the high quality of the piece and its clear portrayal of the complicated nuances of business deals within the health care industry.

Digital Media Award

Undark Update

Larry Price, Gayathri Vaidyanathan, Talia Bronshtein, Sohara Mehroze Shachi, Anna Cunningham, Brendan Borrell, "The Weight of Numbers: Air Pollution and PM2.5," Undark Magazine, Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

This series examined the impact of particulate air pollution on the lives of everyday people and uncovered government action (or lack thereof) to address the problem, which kills millions of people each year. The judges were blown away by the "spectacular" use of digital media and its success in making data accessible to the public in a way that has driven dialogue around air pollution as a health issue in the United States and beyond.

The winners and finalists will be honored at a banquet in Washington, D.C. in May, and the winners will receive a $20,000 cash prize.


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