2018 Field Reporting Award Recipients

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Environmental Justice Reporting Award

Debra Krol - Freelance Journalist; Phoenix, AZ

Project: "Native Californians Gaining a Bigger Voice in Watershed Management"
Stories: How Saving Southern California’s Steelhead Trout Could Also Help the State’s Watersheds

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GUerry Beam Memorial Award

Amelia Urry - Freelance Journalist; Seattle, WA

Project: “Death of a Reef”

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Andrew Weegar Memorial Award

Michael Dax - Freelance Journalist; Santa Fe, NM

Project: "When the Wheaties Come to Town: A Journey into a Vanishing American Present"

Stories: Racing Against the Harvest, Custom Wheat Cutters Struggle to Stay Relevant
Women in Male-Dominated Harvest Industry Help Each Other
The Decline of Custom Harvests, and the Struggle of Rural America

Frank Allen Field Reporting Awards


Meg Vatterott -
Multimedia Journalist; Kansas City, MO

Project: "The Mazahua Frente and Mexico City's Water Crisis"


Kevin Stark -
Midwest Energy News/Freelance Journalist; Chicago, IL

Project: "Inside an Indiana Lead Crisis: One Woman's Journey Out of a Polluted Public Housing Complex - A Trump Diaries Podcast Episode"


Joshua Zaffos -
Freelance Journalist; Fort Collins, CO

Project: "Uranium Revival at White Mesa"


Sophia Perez -
KKMP Radio; Saipan, MP

Project: "Alternative Zero"
Complete Series: The Alternative Zero Project


Allen Best - Freelance Journalist; Arvada, CO

Project: "Picuris Pueblo: Energy Transition in the Rural Southwest"


Rebecca Owen -
Freelance Journalist; Silverton, OR

Project: "Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Me Away from Wild Horses"