Winners of the Philip Meyer Journalism Award

Winners of the Philip Meyer Journalism Award:

The Wall Street Journal’s deep dive into TikTok algorithms won first place in the 2021 Philip Meyer Journalism Awards. Other top awards go to newsrooms that used sensors to track air pollution from sugar cane controlled burns and that used machine learning to analyze thousands of police contracts for pricey benefits.

“The Philip Meyer award entries for 2021 showed a growing sophistication in both technique and storytelling that melds the best of social science methods and journalism,” said Sarah Cohen, a contest judge and the Knight Chair in Data Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

Winners of the National Press Club Journalism Awards

From a story on by Will Lester headlined “Voice of America, ProPublica among National Press Club Journalism Award winners”:

Voice of America won a National Press Club Journalism Award for coverage of the Trump administration’s attempts to redirect and censor VOA coverage. ProPublica won awards for consumer news and political news. Those news outlets were just two among a host of winners for outstanding coverage of events in 2020.

The Club’s awards announcement event will be held online on Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be streamed on and our YouTube channel.