Post Series on the Death of Freddie Gray and its Aftermath Wins Washington-Baltimore News Guild Grand Prize
Washington Post reporter Terrence McCoy’s eight-part series on the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore, and its aftermath won the Grand Prize for writing and reporting in 2015 from the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. The Grand Prize for Photography, by Baltimore Sun photographer Kim Hairston, entitled “Saturday Protester Jumps,”also arose out of the Freddie Gray aftermath. It shows a protester against the death jumping on the flatbed of a truck and exhorting the crowd, whose members are paying rapt attention. The Sun, the Post and Bloomberg-BNA dominated the awards. The Guild represents those publications and workers at 28 other newspapers, media outlets, union staffs, associations and magazines. Click here for the complete list of Front Page winners and honorable mentions. photo (not the Grand Prize winner) by Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun
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