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2021 Dart Award Finalists

The 2021 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma went to The Anchorage Daily News / ProPublica for "Unheard" and to Gimlet / Spotify for "Shake the Room"; the Dart Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Covid-19 Crisis went to the Associated Press for "Lives Lost";

Deadline Passed: 2021 Dart Awards

In addition to the traditional Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, this year we will be giving a special Dart Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Covid-19 Crisis in recognition of the exceptional challenges posed by the pandemic across the journalism community. The deadline for submissions -- January 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST -- has passed.

2020 Dart Award Finalists

This year's Dart Awards went to The Plain Dealer for "Case Closed" and to The New York Times Magazine for "How Does the Human Soul Survive Atrocity?"; Honorable mentions went to NPR, Chicago Tribune / ProPublica Illinois, and The Missoulian.

The following seven pieces were finalists: AP "In Opioids Wake"; Frontline, "The Last Survivors"; Mother Jones, "When Your Rape Doesn't Count"; New York Times, "Inside Syria's Secret Torture Prisons"; NPR, "Life After ISIS, The Struggle and Survival of Yazidis"; Reveal, "Five Years on Nauru"; STAT, "Their baby died during his nap. Then medical bureaucrats deepened the parents' anguish."

2020 Dart Award Finalists Announced

"In this moment of global crisis, the 2020 Dart Award finalists exemplify the unique power of journalism to illuminate the impact of traumatic events," said Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro. "All of this year’s finalists  ranging from a small-city paper in Montana to the largest international news organizations  chronicle the most difficult human experiences with exceptional depth and integrity."

Deadline Passed: 2020 Dart Awards

The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma honor innovative, ethical and effective reporting of violence, trauma and tragedy across all media platforms. Judges will make two awards, each carrying a $5,000 cash prize. The submission deadline -- January 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST -- has passed.

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