First Prize

2021 Visual Storytelling (Larger Newsroom) Winners

GBH News Staff, GBH News

COVID and the Classroom

About the Winners

GBH News staffers found three students from diverse backgrounds, with different interests. These students allowed the reporting team to follow them from the first day of school through graduation during the pandemic.

The reporting aired on GBH News radio and television, but the project also included photography, video and student-generated content.

Comments from the Judges:

“Engaging storytelling through innovative content gathering techniques. The diversity of voices across the series helped strike at the heart of how the pandemic impacted educators/students across the spectrum.”

“This is flat out terrific! Taken in its entirety, this gives the audience a strong sense of what our young people are coping with during Covid. The producers made good choices and clearly developed strong relationships of trust with the young people. This was a treat to watch.”