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Pulitzer Center Update October 14, 2019

'Threshold' Podcast Wins National Murrow Award

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Winfred Obruk points to the lost beach in Shishmaref, Alaska, where the community's playground and fish-drying racks are now under water. The island faces rapid erosion due to the effects of climate change, and residents have voted twice to relocate. They are determined to move as a community, but while they try to navigate this costly and complicated process, the Chukchi Sea pushes ever-closer to their homes." Image by Nick Mott. United States, 2017.
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A lot of reporting from the Arctic starts with ice and polar bears. On season two of Threshold, we...

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The science team went to the edge of the ice sheet the day before flying out to the field site. Image by Amy Martin. Greenland, 2018.
The science team went to the edge of the ice sheet the day before flying out to the field site. Image by Amy Martin. Greenland, 2018.

The Pulitzer Center-supported second season of the Threshold podcast is the recipient of a 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award.

The podcast won the award for News Series in the category of Small Market Radio. Threshold's second season took listeners to the homes of Arctic peoples to explore the effects that climate change has already had on daily life. Pulitzer Center grantees Amy Martin and Nick Mott produced the award-winning season.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has honored journalists with Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. For a full list of winners, see the Edward R. Murrow Awards website.

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