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“Airstrikes Gone Wrong”

Excellence in National/International Investigative Reporting, the Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize

The New York Times, 2022

Author(s): Staff | The New York Times


Led by reporter Azmat Khan, The New York Times team showed how high-tech remote warfare, refined over two decades in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, is riddled with intelligence flaws, miscalculations and morally questionable decisions. The team’s reporting revealed mass civilian death and little accountability for what the Obama administration once called “the most precise air campaign in history.”

The Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize
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Ursula and Dr. Gilbert Farfel created an endowed scholarship at Ohio University, Ursula’s alma mater, to support establishment of this award. Presented in cooperation with the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, the prize honors excellence in investigative reporting.