Awards Ceremony of “Honor of Profession-2021”
May 25 – The National Association of Media (NAM) held the Honor of Profession awards ceremony on the evening of May 25. The ceremony was held mostly online with only the nominees invited to attend in-person at Artdock in Kyiv on the banks of the Dnieper River.
A total of 812 media stories were submitted in 2021 (compared to 615 in 2020); 549 were print/online pieces, 222 were video and 41 were audio pieces. The ceremony can be viewed online at this link.
The winners by nomination were:
- Best interview – Roman Kravets from Ukrayinska Pravda for the interview with the President “Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Poroshenko many times offered to meet. He said that we can find common language;”
- Best report – Bohdan Kutiepov and Khrystyna Kotsira from Hromadke.ua for the work “The call sign “Domovyna” (Coffin),” the story of a detainee of Stalin’s epoch;
- Best news coverage of a major event – Veronika Melkozyorova for the work “A tale of two mothers: How a Texas couple claimed their baby from Ukraine despite the coronavirus lockdown” for NBC News;
- Best analysis – Alla Sadovnyk, Inna Biletskaya, Dmytro Bondar, Olexandr Stratonov of UA:PBC for the work “Error 83” revealing corruption when citizens with disabilities try to process documents certifying their status with state institutions;
- Best Investigation – Olena Lohinova from Slidstvo.Info for the investigative report “Break the Bank” about fraudulent schemes in Privatbank prior to its nationalization in 2016; and
- Best opinion-based journalism – Nataliya Gumenyuk, Maxim Kamenev and Anna Tsygyma for the film “Murder of Gongadze ─ 20 years in search of truth” for UA:PBC.
The winners by special nomination were:
- Special nomination from the UA:PBC supervisory board “Explanatory journalism in a pandemic.” The winner was Nastia Ivantsiv for “Money and justice: why patients with Covid are forced to fight for free medicine” for LB.UA;
- Special nomination from the HelpSMI platform. The winners were Erman George from BBC News Ukraine for the article “How Ukrainians saved thousands of people in Bosnia from massacre and why they do not talk about it?” and Pavel Novik from BIHUS.info for “Taste of coke: How Kharkiv plant has been killing the environment for years, waving away from the courts and environmentalists;”
- Special nomination from the Commission on Journalism Ethics acknowledged “The best material on the topic of compliance with professional standards, journalistic ethics and self-regulation.” The winner was Oksana Rasulova of LB.UA for “Spiritual war and the threat of “Maidan.” How has Belarusian propaganda changed upon arrival of Russian journalists?”
- Special nomination from UMES (Ukrainian Media E-school) called “Best Journalistic Experiment.” The winner was Myroslav Hanushchak of “1 + 1” media for “Quarantine: is it really possible to live a day at a distance of one meter from people;”
- “Hope of Journalism.” The winner was Yana Radchenko (Gender in Detail) for “What you need to know about gender when you’re 16?” and
- “Best audio work.” The winners were Viktoria Lavrynenko and Yaroslava Hrytsak of The Ukrainians for “Music with stories.”
More on Detector Media in Ukrainian.
Photo: Facebook of Honor of Profession