The two organizations, who have teamed up to host the first-ever joint convention that kicks off on Aug. 3, recognized HuffPost among their list of journalists included in this year’s group of finalists for various awards.
Zeba Blay, a HuffPost Voices culture writer whose work is featured heavily in Black Voices, was nominated for best Commentary/Weblog by NABJ for her powerful personal essay published in November titled, “The Psychological Toll Of Racism In The Wake Of Mizzou.” Blay’s essay explored how writing about race as a black journalist affected her as a black woman with a mental illness, especially in the aftermath of the campus racism protests at the University of Missouri.
HuffPost Politics reporters Mariah Stewart, Julia Craven and Ryan Reilly were nominated for best Online Project: News by NABJ for their collaborative piece titled, “The Ferguson Protests Worked.” The detailed article, which included original artwork made by the HuffPost multimedia team, discussed how Black Lives Matter protests ― that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, against the tragic police killing of Michael Brown ― helped to lead the city to much-needed reform.
Lastly, Carolina Moreno’s coverage of outstanding and influential Latinos in her project, “Latinos Break The Mold” was recognized by NAHJ as a finalist under the category “Latino Issues – Print/Digital Journalism.” Moreno’s multimedia piece, which included striking imagery assembled by HuffPost photographers Damon Dahlen and Christy Havranek, helped to shatter harmful stereotypes often painted of Latino men and women by celebrating the beautiful diversity among the Latino community.
The three nominations are recognized among a list featuring incredible work from outlets like The New York Times, CNN, BuzzFeed and more.
Awards will be announced at the NABJ Salute To Excellence Gala and the NAHJ Gala Reception, both of which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Congrats to all those nominated!