The Pandora Papers win two Scripps Howard Awards
The Post’s “Four Hours of Insurrection,” a gripping audio report on the assault on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, was a finalist for the Scripps Howard Prize for Excellence in Radio/Podcast Coverage.
Based on 11.9 million confidential files, the Pandora Papers have sparked more than 20 investigations, overthrown the governments of Honduras and the Czech Republic, and spurred the most significant legislation to reform anti-money laundering laws in United States since the September 11 attacks.
More than 600 journalists from 150 news agencies in 117 countries have joined forces – the largest collaboration in the history of journalism. The report showed how money and power work in the 21st century, perpetuating corruption, exploiting the world‘s most vulnerable and widening the gap between rich and poor. A US senator called the cross-border investigation “a wake-up call for anyone who cares about the future of democracy.”
The Scripps Howard Prize judges called the Pandora Papers a “gigantic undertaking” whose “revelations have had a global impact. . . The scope, complexity and impact of the Pandora Papers are breathtaking. Within the Post’s newsroom, the Pandora Papers was a sprawling effort that included business, overseas, design, video, graphics, audio, photo and more, showing the power of collaborative journalism to his favorite.
The “Four Hours of Insurrection” podcast was another testament to the Post’s ability to leverage the talents of the entire newsroom. The Post’s audio team took listeners inside the Capitol using poignant memories and observations from reporters and visual reporters from Metro, Photo, National and Video.