Scripps Howard Awards Winners

The Scripps Howard Awards are among journalism's most prestigious prizes, recognizing the finest in American journalism across all platforms and a wide variety of news organizations. Click here for the 64th Scripps Howard Awards interactive program

Opinion

Winner: Stephen Henderson

In the opinion category, the Scripps Howard Award goes to Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press.

Public Service Reporting

Winner: Houston Chronicle

The 2016-2017 Scripps Howard Award for Public Service Reporting was granted to the Houston Chronicle. Vernon Loeb, Brian Rosenthal, and Maria DeJesus accepted the award for the newspaper.

Photojournalism

Winner: Daniel Berehulak

Our 2016-2017 winner for the category of Photojournalism is Daniel Berehulak with The New York Times. This is the second time Daniel has won a Scripps Howard Award!

Business and Economic Reporting

Winner: Will Fitzgibbons of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

The William Brewster Styles award for Business and Economic Reporting was granted to Will Fitzgibbons of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Community Journalism

Winner: Gregory Pratt of Daily Southtown

The 2016-2017 Scripps Howard Award for Community Journalism award was presented to Gregory Pratt of Daily Southtown.

Breaking News

Winner: East Bay Times

The Breaking News award was presented to the East Bay Times. Julia Prodis Sulek and Erin Baldassari are shown accepting the trophy.

Human Interest Storytelling

Winner: Lane DeGregory of The Tampa Bay Times

The 2016-2017 Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling was granted to Lane DeGregory of The Tampa Bay Times.

Distingushed Service to the First Amendment

Winner: Eric Eyre of The Charleston Gazette-Mail

The 2016-2017 Edward Willis Scripps Award for Distingushed Service to the First Amendment was presented to Eric Eyre of The Charleston Gazette-Mail. Pictured with him is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The E.W Scripps Company Rich Boehne.

Digital Innovation

Winner: ProPublica

The 2016-2017 Scripps Howard Award for Digital Innovation was granted to ProPublica! Terry Parris Junior and Lauren Kirchner accepted the award on behalf of the publication.

Environmental Reporting

Winner: Rob Davis of Oregonian/Oregon Live

The 2016-2017 Edward J. Meeman Award in the category of Environmental Reporting was presented to Rob Davis of The Oregonian/Oregon Live.

Television or Cable In-Depth National or International Coverage

Winner: Fusion

The 2016-2017 Jack R. Howard Award for Television or Cable In-Depth National or International Coverage was granted to Fusion. Vytenis Didziulis is shown accepting the award on Fusion's behalf.

Radio In-Depth Coverage

Winner: Michigan Radio

The 2016-2017 Jack R. Howard Award for Radio In-Depth Coverage was presented to Michigan Radio. Rebecca Williams, Zoe Clark, Vincent Duffy, and Steve Carmody accepted the award on behalf of Michigan Radio.

Television or Cable In-Depth Local Coverage

Winner: FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans

The 2016-2017 Jack R. Howard Award for Television or Cable In-Depth Local Coverage was presented to FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans. Greg Phillips is shown accepting on behalf of the news station.

Topic of the Year

Winner: Alec MacGillis of ProPublica

The 2016-2017 Scripps Howard Award for Topic of the Year, which was the presidential election, went to Alec MacGillis of ProPublica.

Investigative Reporting

Winner: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The 2016-2017 Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Award for Investigative Reporting was granted to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Carrie Teegardin and Kevin Riley accepted the award on behalf of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ohio University partners with Scripps Howard Foundation for this $20,000 honor.