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“13th,” “Hell on Earth” take DuPont-Columbia University Awards

Ava DuVernay‘s 13th and Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested‘s Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS were among the 16 winners of the 2018 Alfred I. ...
December 8, 2017

Ava DuVernay‘s 13th and Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested‘s Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS were among the 16 winners of the 2018 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

This year’s duPont-Columbia Awards, which seek to celebrate broadcast and digital journalism, recognized the current news media landscape with a mix of both legacy journalism and emerging platforms receiving top honors.

The chosen winners reflect the year’s most critical issues, from race relations and civil rights to education and immigration.

Winning documentaries accompanying DuVernay’s 13th and Junger and Quested’s Hell on Earth (pictured) include John Ridley’s examination of the Los Angeles riots in Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 for ABC News; James Bluemel‘s acclaimed documentary Exodus: Our Journey to Europe, which traces the route of refugees into Europe, for PBS ‘Frontline’ and the BBC; and James Rutenbeck and Nina Alvarez’s Class of ’27, which profiles the benefits of early education, for World Channel’s documentary strand ‘America Reframed’.

The winners will be awarded at Low Memorial Library of Columbia University in New York on Jan. 16, 2018.

For the full list of winners, click here.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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