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The Pandora Papers wins two Scripps Howard Awards

The Pandora Papers wins two Scripps Howard Awards
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The Pandora Papers, The Post’s collaboration with the Intercontinental Consortium of Investigative Journalists in probing how billionaires and planet leaders hide their wealth, has won the Scripps Howard Award for Excellence in National/International Investigative Reporting. The project also acquired the SHA Effect Award for spurring accountability for individuals named in the investigation.

The Post’s “Four Several hours of Insurrection,” a riveting audio report on the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was a Scripps Howard Award finalist for Excellence in Radio/Podcast Protection.

Based mostly on 11.9 million private data files, the Pandora Papers triggered far more than 20 investigations, brought down governments in Honduras and the Czech Republic, and spurred the most sizeable legislation to reform anti-revenue laundering regulations in the United States because the Sept. 11 attacks.

A lot more than 600 journalists at 150 information corporations in 117 nations joined forces — the most significant collaboration in journalism background. The reporting demonstrated how funds and electric power function in the 21st century, perpetuating corruption, exploiting the world’s most susceptible and widening gaps involving rich and weak. One particular U.S. senator termed the cross-border investigation a “wake-up call to all who treatment about the potential of democracy.”

The Scripps Howard Award judges called the Pandora Papers a “mammoth undertaking” whose “revelations had a world impression . . . The scope, complexity and impact of the Pandora Papers is amazing.” Within just the Post’s newsroom, the Pandora Papers was a sprawling effort that provided Business enterprise, Foreign, Style, Movie, Graphics, Audio, Photo and some others, showing the power of collaborative journalism at its finest.

The “Four Hrs of Insurrection” podcast was another testimony to the Post’s capability to leverage expertise from across the newsroom. The Post’s audio workforce took listeners inside of the Capitol with the assistance of harrowing recollections and observations from reporters and visual journalists from Metro, Photo, Nationwide and Video.