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The George Polk Awards in Journalism are a series of prestigious American journalism awards presented annually by Long Island University in New York in the United States.
LIU has NCAA Division I and II athletics and hosts the annual George Polk Awards in Journalism.

List of George Polk Award winners

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The George Polk Awards in Journalism are a series of American journalism awards presented annually by Long Island University in New York.

John Darnton

In 2009, former New York Times editor John Darnton was named curator of the George Polk Awards.
He is a two-time winner of the Polk Award, of which he is now the curator, and the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

George Polk

The awards were established in 1949 in memory of George Polk, a CBS correspondent who was murdered in 1948 while covering the Greek Civil War (1946–49).
Within months of his death, a group of American journalists created the George Polk Awards for outstanding radio or television journalism.

Christopher Drew (journalist)

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Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Mark Mazzetti, Matthew Rosenberg, Serge F. Kovaleski, Sean Naylor, and John Ismay received the award for Military Reporting for The New York Times for an investigation showing that elite U.S. Navy SEAL teams took on far broader roles than ever publicly acknowledged and often operated with little accountability.
Drew was a recipient of a George Polk Award in 2016 for reporting on the SEALS' SEAL Team 6 and on the killing of an Afghan in 2012.

Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall's blog, Talking Points Memo, was the first blog to receive the Polk Award in 2008 for their reporting on the 2006 U.S. Attorneys scandal.
Marshall won The Polk Award for Legal Reporting for his coverage of the story, which "led the news media" and "connected the dots and found a pattern of federal prosecutors being forced from office for failing to do the Bush Administration's bidding."

Talking Points Memo

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Josh Marshall's blog, Talking Points Memo, was the first blog to receive the Polk Award in 2008 for their reporting on the 2006 U.S. Attorneys scandal.
In 2007, TPM won a Polk Award for its coverage of the 2006 U.S. Attorneys scandal, becoming the only blog so far to win the award.

Simeon Booker

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Winners of the 2015 awards include: Simeon Booker, of Jet Magazine who reported on the U. S. Civil Rights movement for more than half a century is the recipient of the George Polk Career Award.
In 2015, he was awarded the George Polk Career Award.

Serge F. Kovaleski

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Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Mark Mazzetti, Matthew Rosenberg, Serge F. Kovaleski, Sean Naylor, and John Ismay received the award for Military Reporting for The New York Times for an investigation showing that elite U.S. Navy SEAL teams took on far broader roles than ever publicly acknowledged and often operated with little accountability.
In 2016, he and Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Mark Mazzetti, Matthew Rosenberg, Sean D. Naylor and John Ismay received a George Polk Award for their investigation into allegations that members of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six abused Afghan detainees.

John Carreyrou

John Carreyrou of The Wall Street Journal received the award for Financial Reporting for his coverage of Theranos, Inc.
In 2016, Carreyrou received the 67th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism for Financial Reporting in 2015.

Cartel Land

Andrew Quilty of Foreign Policy Magazine received the award for Photography for "The Man on the Operating Table"; The Radio Reporting award to Nikole Hannah-Jones for "The Problem We All Live With" on This American Life; Jim Axelrod and Emily Rand of CBS News won the Television Reporting award for "Compounding Pharmacy Fraud"; and Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin won the award for Documentary Film for Cartel Land.
The film received the 2015 Documentary Film Award from the George Polk Awards in Journalism.

The Marshall Project

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Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project and T. Christian Miller of ProPublica received the award for Justice Reporting for "An Unbelievable Story of Rape."
In 2016, The Marshall Project and partner ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for "An Unbelievable Story of Rape" described as "a startling examination and exposé of law enforcement's enduring failures to investigate reports of rape properly and to comprehend the traumatic effects on its victims", as well as a George Polk Award for the same piece.

T. Christian Miller

Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project and T. Christian Miller of ProPublica received the award for Justice Reporting for "An Unbelievable Story of Rape."
In 2010, he won a George Polk award with Daniel Zwerdling of National Public radio for his work covering traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. military.

Foreign Policy

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Andrew Quilty of Foreign Policy Magazine received the award for Photography for "The Man on the Operating Table"; The Radio Reporting award to Nikole Hannah-Jones for "The Problem We All Live With" on This American Life; Jim Axelrod and Emily Rand of CBS News won the Television Reporting award for "Compounding Pharmacy Fraud"; and Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin won the award for Documentary Film for Cartel Land.
Foreign Policy and photographer Andrew Quilty received the George Polk Award in photography for the three part photo series titled "The Man on the Operating Table," showing the destruction following airstrikes on Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan in October 2015.

Tom Yellin

Andrew Quilty of Foreign Policy Magazine received the award for Photography for "The Man on the Operating Table"; The Radio Reporting award to Nikole Hannah-Jones for "The Problem We All Live With" on This American Life; Jim Axelrod and Emily Rand of CBS News won the Television Reporting award for "Compounding Pharmacy Fraud"; and Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin won the award for Documentary Film for Cartel Land.
He produced various news shows and television series, which have won various awards, including the Peabody, Emmy, Gabriel, George Polk and Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University awards.

This American Life

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Andrew Quilty of Foreign Policy Magazine received the award for Photography for "The Man on the Operating Table"; The Radio Reporting award to Nikole Hannah-Jones for "The Problem We All Live With" on This American Life; Jim Axelrod and Emily Rand of CBS News won the Television Reporting award for "Compounding Pharmacy Fraud"; and Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin won the award for Documentary Film for Cartel Land.
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Andrew Quilty of Foreign Policy Magazine received the award for Photography for "The Man on the Operating Table"; The Radio Reporting award to Nikole Hannah-Jones for "The Problem We All Live With" on This American Life; Jim Axelrod and Emily Rand of CBS News won the Television Reporting award for "Compounding Pharmacy Fraud"; and Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin won the award for Documentary Film for Cartel Land.
In addition, Cartel Land was nominated for a Gotham Award, Critics’ Choice Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Documentary, and presented with the 2015 Documentary Award by the George Polk Awards in Investigative Journalism.

PBS

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A writer for Idea Lab, a group blog hosted on the website of PBS, described the award as "one of only a couple of journalism prizes that means anything".

CBS

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The awards were established in 1949 in memory of George Polk, a CBS correspondent who was murdered in 1948 while covering the Greek Civil War (1946–49).

Greek Civil War

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The awards were established in 1949 in memory of George Polk, a CBS correspondent who was murdered in 1948 while covering the Greek Civil War (1946–49).

New York Times Co. v. United States

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In 2009, former New York Times editor John Darnton was named curator of the George Polk Awards.

Blog

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Josh Marshall's blog, Talking Points Memo, was the first blog to receive the Polk Award in 2008 for their reporting on the 2006 U.S. Attorneys scandal.

Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy

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Josh Marshall's blog, Talking Points Memo, was the first blog to receive the Polk Award in 2008 for their reporting on the 2006 U.S. Attorneys scandal.

Jet (magazine)

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Winners of the 2015 awards include: Simeon Booker, of Jet Magazine who reported on the U. S. Civil Rights movement for more than half a century is the recipient of the George Polk Career Award.

Civil and political rights

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Winners of the 2015 awards include: Simeon Booker, of Jet Magazine who reported on the U. S. Civil Rights movement for more than half a century is the recipient of the George Polk Career Award.