FRONTLINE’s “Un(re)solved” Wins Two On the internet Journalism Awards

September 23, 2022


Anne Husted
Manager, Public Relations & Communications, FRONTLINE

LOS ANGELES, CA – Fri., Sept. 23, 2022—  FRONTLINE and partners’ 2021 multiplatform job Un(re)solved, an investigation of a federal hard work to grapple with America’s legacy of racist killings, was named the winner of two On-line Journalism Awards (OJAs) for the duration of this week’s On line News Association (ONA) 2022 convention. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the undertaking won the OJA for “Excellence in Immersive Storytelling,” an award that, as described on ONA’s internet site, “honors outstanding attempts in telling stories by digitally concentrated immersive media.” For Excellence in Immersive Storytelling, judges famous that Un(re)solved “stood out with its powerful art way and comprehensive, multi-dimensional technique,” adding that the “project speaks to the heart while seeking at the past, balances data with emotion and at the very same time feels like the to start with draft of background.”

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Un(re)solved podcast won the OJA for “Excellence in Audio Digital Storytelling, Minimal Collection,” a classification that ONA stated “honors extraordinary efforts in telling tales by digitally concentrated audio media: podcasts, audio-targeted online will work, or other emerging media.” “At a time when the honest accounting of our nation’s background on race is threatened, [Un(re)solved] stands out as an vital reminder of the ability of journalism,” the OJA judges remarked. “Its artistry as audio storytelling lifts up complicated details and elevates the voices of those who have devoted their life to discovering justice for the dead. It is unsentimental, distinct-eyed and eager to target on crimes that occur with no neat ending and no distinct heroes. It is necessary listening,” they extra. 

In the Un(re)solved  world-wide-web interactive and augmented-actuality set up, which gained the “Excellence in Immersive Storytelling” category, audiences enter a virtual forest of quilted reminiscences to understand about 4 people whose untimely fatalities were re-examined less than the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Legal rights Crime Act. From there, Un(re)solved audiences can check out all of the much more than 150 names connected with the Until Act, gathered in an obtainable community forum for the first time: voting rights advocates veterans the initially Black female prosecutor in Louisville, Kentucky business enterprise homeowners moms fathers and youngsters. 

To create the AR installation and digital interactive factors of Un(re)solved, FRONTLINE partnered with Ado Ato Photographs, a leading mixed-fact studio launched by artist, filmmaker and technologist Tamara Shogaolu. The venture was government developed by award-winning filmmakers Dawn Porter (John Lewis: Good Difficulties Gideon’s Military) and Raney Aronson-Rath (govt producer and editor-in-chief, FRONTLINE). 

The “Excellence in Audio Electronic Storytelling, Limited Series” award identified the Un(re)solved podcast. From award-successful reporter and podcast host James Edwards (16 Shots and South Aspect Tales), the audio series explores the Until Act, interweaving Edwards’ particular tale as he demonstrates on his family’s encounter with racist violence.

“Congratulations to Tamara Shogaolu, the artistic director guiding Un(re)solved James Edwards and the Un(re)solved podcast workforce my colleagues at FRONTLINE and our partners at Ado Ato Photographs, StoryCorps, Black Community Media and Northeastern University’s Civil Legal rights and Restorative Justice Job for this wonderful recognition from ONA’s On the internet Journalism Awards,” says FRONTLINE editor-in-chief and govt producer, Raney Aronson-Rath.

“We’re so delighted to see this multiplatform challenge carry on to be regarded for its special method to equally illuminating America’s racist past, and for honoring the victims and their families who are nevertheless hunting for justice so a lot of several years afterwards,” Aronson-Rath adds. 

Un(re)solved was honored earlier this yr with a Scripps Howard Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a News & Documentary Emmy Nomination. In accordance to the ONA site, Un(re)solved will be honored with its two On the net Journalism Awards throughout a banquet and ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Los Angeles. 

You can take a look at FRONTLINE’s award-successful venture and pay attention to the podcast collection under: 

Un(re)solved (Set up + INTERACTIVE)

Un(re)solved (PODCAST)

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