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Pulitzer Center Update May 19, 2020

'Beyond the Border' Wins SPJ Washington Awards

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When they first arrived in Tijuana in the winter, they didn’t have jobs, and Daysi and Jimmy slept in parks and on floors and begged for money. Recently, Daysi made the heartbreaking decision to send Jimmy to live with relatives and attend school near Washington, D.C. She hopes they'll be reunited one day. Image by Erika Schultz. Mexico, 2019.
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Life after deportation: The Seattle Times explores how families—including those with American...

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Claudia Castro Luna collects images of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which are displayed in her Seattle home. Her book “Killing Marías” is comprised of 44 poems, each honoring a woman who was killed in Ciudad Juárez. The book was written with the Virgin of Guadalupe in mind. “In order for the book to do what I wanted to do, which was to give dignity, and honor the women … it was important to dwell in the realm of spirit and beauty,” she says. “A constant return to natural spaces of beauty and love.” Image by…
Claudia Castro Luna collects images of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which are displayed in her Seattle home. Her book “Killing Marías” is comprised of 44 poems, each honoring a woman who was killed in Ciudad Juárez. The book was written with the Virgin of Guadalupe in mind. “In order for the book to do what I wanted to do, which was to give dignity, and honor the women … it was important to dwell in the realm of spirit and beauty,” she says. “A constant return to natural spaces of beauty and love.” Image by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times. United States, 2020.

On May 18, 2020, SPJ Western Washington and SPJ Oregon announced the winners of the SPJ Region 10 awards from the 2019 Northwest Excellence in Journalism competition.

"Beyond the Border," a Pulitzer Center-supported project by The Seattle Times, received three awards, winning first place in the "Multimedia Storytelling," "Photo Portfolio," and "Video Feature (Hard News)" categories.

Through reporting, photography, film, and poetry, the series delved into the harrowing after-effects of deportation and the struggles associated with starting a new life. The project was produced by Corinne Chin, Erika Schultz, Nina Shapiro, and Tyrone Beason.

For the full list of award winners, visit SPJ Washington's website.

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