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Pulitzer Center Update June 29, 2020

Phillip Martin Wins 2020 PMJA Award for Best Collaborative Effort

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Dalit sewage cleaner, who is on the lowest rungs of so-called "untouchables." Image by Phillip Martin/WGBH News. India, 2019.
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"Caste Discrimination in the USA" is an original WGBH/PRI's The World multi-part, multi-platform...

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Dalit youth in the city of Nanded. Dalit activists emphasize education as one of the most important factors for transitioning out of poverty, but believe youth are also served by moving away to study and returning to assist their communities. Image by Phillip Martin/WGBH. India, 2019.
Dalit youth in the city of Nanded. Dalit activists emphasize education as one of the most important factors for transitioning out of poverty, but believe youth are also served by moving away to study and returning to assist their communities. Image by Phillip Martin/WGBH. India, 2019.

On Thursday, June 25, the Public Media Journalists Associations (PMJA) announced that "Caste in America," a collaborative project by Phillip Martin and WGBH, received the 2020 PMJA Award for Best Collaborative Effort. 

"Caste in America" is a Pulitzer Center-supported project that delves into casteism, prejudice, and discrimination on the grounds of caste, along with its continued practice in the present day in the United States and Canada. Phillip Martin is Senior Investigative Reporter for WGBH News and a contributing reporter for PRI's The World, a co-production of WGBH, the BBC, and PRI.

The PMJA Awards recognize the best work in public media journalism from across the country. This year, 179 awards were presented to 84 organizations. 

For a full list of award winners, click here. To view the full recording of the virtual awards gala, visit PMJA's website.

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