On May 20, 2019, at the Harvard Club of New York, the Deadline Club announced the finalists and winners for its 2019 Awards Contest. Pulitzer Center grantee Marcia Biggs, along with Javier Manzano, Michiel Pilgram, Tom Casciato, Scott Davis and Tom Ritzenthaler, were selected as winners in the National Television Feature category for their Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour story, "Inside Yemen: Food as a Weapon of War."
"Inside Yemen: Food as a Weapon of War" follows the story of 11-month old Malika Al Khader, one of 17 million Yemenis not getting enough food to survive, inside a pediatric ward in Aden. The effect of mass starvation, within a larger economic and medical crisis, is causing children to die of preventable diseases and malnutrition.
Founded in New York City in 1925, the Deadline Club is the largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Each spring, it recognizes excellence in journalism through a highly-competitive awards contest. The winners are announced at the Deadline Club's annual awards dinner, where they are presented with the Club's distinctive "Rubes," statuettes designed for the Club by the American artist Rube Goldberg.
For a full list of winners and finalists, please visit the Deadline Club website.