Post Awards Case Studies
Best Business Reporting winning stories webinar
South China Morning Post, Hong Kong developers
Judges’ Comments: This is an insightful series that combines history and analysis to make smart connections and give a more complete understanding of what has been happening in Hong Kong. It also makes good use of charts and data, as well as personal experiences, to help the reader grasp the major inconsistencies in the H.K. real estate market and the reasons behind them.
The Wall Street Journal, Inside Huawei’s Rise
Judges’ Comments: A blockbuster investigation of a company most Americans only recently became aware of despite its giant threat. Timely, thoroughly reported, and well laid out. Memorable peeling-back of the secrecy-driven culture at Huawei. I liked the thorough reporting done from many fronts and divergent angles.
Southeast Asian winning stories webinar
Coconuts Media, Primitive Technology and the Bizarre Depths of YouTube in Southeast Asia
Judges’ Comments: This was one of the most engaging and impactful entries and makes for fascinating reading and watching. By putting the spotlight on this disturbing corner of the Internet, Coconuts helped to raise awareness about unregulated aspects of YouTube that can facilitate abuse and child pornography, among other things. Truly a fascinating deep dive into the depths of the internet.
Frontier Myanmar, The jade crisis /
Judges’ Comments: This powerful image starkly illustrates the dangers workers face in Myanmar’s jade mines, and reveals the harrowing lengths people go to sustain the country’s jade trade. The scale of the photo is also staggering in scope, and allows the viewer to better understand and process the immensity of the practice. This image is absolutely stunning, as was the effort the photographer Hkun Lat put into capturing it.
Pangolins, Public Service, and the Benefits of Collaborative Journalism webinar
The Environmental Reporting Collective, The Pangolin Reports
Judges’ Comments: While not the first such organisation, the Environmental Reporting Collective is still a trailblazer, bringing together journalists from over 30 countries to launch what its founders call “a trans-national, digital media project on a shoestring budget”. It is a great illustration of what technology has enabled in the world of journalism.
VICE Indonesia, Jakarta Post, Tirto, BBC Indonesia, #NamaBaikKampus
Judges’ Comments: High impact collaborative journalism on the widespread but hidden crime of sex assault on university campuses. In addition to in-depth investigative reporting, the journalists present their stories in both English and Bahasa, in text and in video documentaries. The entry is exemplary work in the best tradition of public service journalism.
An Interview with The Reporter and Initium – English version
SOPA winners share their experience How newsrooms of limited scale and resources produce ground-breaking investigations. Both launched in 2015, The Reporter and Initium Media are two small-sized, online publications that have been recognized as contributing strongly to the Chinese language media landscape. As part of a series of interviews with this year’s prize winners, SOPA speaks with The Reporter and Initium Media on how their small teams of journalists produce award-winning investigations with big impact.
訪問報導者及端傳媒 An Interview with The Reporter and Initium – Chinese version