DIVISION 3 | Circulation 200,000 and up
DIVERSITY IN DIGITAL FEATURES
The coverage of any A&E, features or lifestyle topic that highlights the diversity within a publication's audience.
Third place: Michael Cavna and David Betancourt, The Washington Post, "Creative Trailblazers in a Year of Reckoning"
Judge's comments: These essays do an excellent job of highlighting the creativity and passion behind Black creators in comics – especially during a year that saw the losses of both Rep. John Lewis and actor Chadwick Boseman. Comics and graphic novels may be growing in popularity and as legitimate storytelling media, but these essays make it clear they would not have gotten to that point without the input, dogged determination and vision of Black creative types who were trailblazers in that aspect of pop culture.
Honorable mention: Staff, The Hechinger Report, The Washington Post and NBC News, "Gifted Education's Race Problem"