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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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