POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: National/International News Picture Story

First Place

Michael Robinson Chavez / The Washington Post
“A Tragedy for Two Countries”

Second Place

Eddy van Wessel / Freelance
“Yesterdays heroes”

Third Place

Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post
“300% Increase in Need, “0” in Response”

Award of Excellence

Ramon Espinosa / Associated Press
“Dorian’s Devastation”

Award of Excellence

Lam Yik Fei / for The New York Times
“Hong Kong Protests”

Award of Excellence

Bulent Kilic / Agence France-Presse
“Syria: the Fall of the Caliphate”

Award of Excellence


Third Place

“300% Increase in Need, “0” in Response”

In FY2019, U.S. Border Patrol saw a 300% increase in the number of families apprehended at the southern border. Trump responded with threats of border closure, building walls, and executive orders targeting refugees dwindling the refugee resettlement to “0” in October of 2019.