Winners and Finalists of the 2021 Lukas Prizes

 

Winners and Finalists of the 2021 Lukas Prizes

Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard are pleased to announce the four winners and the two finalists of the 2021 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards. The Lukas Prizes, established in 1998 and consisting of the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, and the Mark Lynton History Prize, honor the best in American nonfiction writing.

The virtual awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

The Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University are pleased to announce the 2021 winners and finalists of the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize. The Lukas Prizes, established in 1998, honor the best in American nonfiction writing.

The J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Awards

  • Winner: Emily Dufton, Addiction, Inc.
  • Winner: Casey Parks, Diary of a Misfit

The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

  • Winner: Jessica Goudeau, After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America
  • Finalist: Barton Gellman, Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State

The Mark Lynton History Prize

  • Winner: William G. Thomas III, A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation's Founding to the Civil War
  • Finalist: Martha S. Jones, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

The awards will be presented virtually at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Read more about the winners and finalists.


About Columbia Journalism School 

For more than a century, the school has been preparing journalists in programs that stress academic rigor, ethics, journalistic inquiry, and professional practice. Founded with a gift from Joseph Pulitzer, the school opened its doors in 1912 and offers Master of Science, Master of Arts, and Master of Science in Data Journalism degrees as well as a joint Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Journalism, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Communications. It houses the Columbia Journalism Review, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. The school also administers many of the leading journalism awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes, the John Chancellor Award, the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism, the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, the Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award, and the Mike Berger Award. 

www.journalism.columbia.edu | @columbiajourn 

About the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard 

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard educates leaders in journalism and elevates the standards of the profession through special programs that convene scholars and experts in all fields. More than 1,600 journalists from 99 countries have been awarded Nieman Fellowships since 1938. The foundation’s other initiatives include Nieman Reports, a website and print magazine that covers thought leadership in journalism; Nieman Lab, a website that reports on the future of news, innovation and best practices in the digital media age; and Nieman Storyboard, a website that showcases exceptional narrative journalism and explores the future of nonfiction storytelling. 

www.nieman.harvard.edu | @niemanfdn

After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America Cover Image
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Published: Yale University Press - November 24th, 2020

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