First-place winners of the Katherine Schneider Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability are William Wan of The Washington Post (large media) and Ayat Khiry of ARIJ Arab Investigative Network (small media).
In all, six winners were honored during a Nov. 1 event at the Cronkite School on Nov. 1, during which Wan spoke with journalist Kathy Richie about his approach to reporting and the immersive nature of his work. The ceremony and discussion can be viewed here.
A full list of this year’s winners, is available here.
The Schneider Award is administered each year by the Cronkite School’s National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University. It is supported by a gift from Katherine Schneider, a retired clinical psychologist who also supports the Schneider Family Book Award, honoring the best children’s book each year that captures the disability experience for children and adolescents. That award is administered by the American Library Association.
For past winners, visit https://ncdj.org/contest/ncdj-contest-archive/.