This award, funded by a gift from The Freedom Forum, recognizes writing that helps a community understand and better appreciate its racial, ethnic and religious diversity. Judges will consider how effectively the coverage dealt with overcoming ignorance, misunderstandings, racism, hate, intolerance and false stereotypes.
Martin Comas, Arelis Hernandez and Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel. "Their multi-platform series not only tackles the history of race relations, but also delves into the complexity of ethnicity and race in order to shatter stereotypical myths. The reporters and editors accomplished this under tough conditions -- a tragic shooting that went viral internationally."