2019 Goldziher Prize for Journalists

Presented by Religion News Foundation, The Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College, and William and Mary Greve Foundation, the Goldziher Prize is an award for excellence in the coverage of Muslim Americans by an individual or team of U.S. journalists. The awards were presented by John Kiser of the William and Mary Greve Foundation and Emily Churchill of Religion News Foundation at a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2019. For more information about the Goldziher Prize, visit https://www.goldziher.org/.

 2019 Winners

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Leila Fadel, for Muslims in America: A New Generation, a groundbreaking, six-part series broadcast on National Public Radio. These intimate and surprising stories explore the unseen lives of U.S. Muslims at a time when anti-Islamic sentiment surpasses the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
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Hannah Allam, for a yearlong series of BuzzFeed News articles that captures how external pressures are forcing internal debates among U.S. Muslims. These deeply reported stories, ranging from Here’s What Happens When Someone Burns Down Your Mosque to Inside A Summer Camp Where Kids Figure Out How To Be Muslim In America, reveal a community at once fearful and defiant as violence against Muslims rises.
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Aymann Ismail, for Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?, a video series for Slate Magazine in which Mr. Ismail, a talented young journalist, meets with anti-Muslim activists, state legislators, and his own family to  find out if there really is anything to fear about American Muslims.
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Sana Ullah, for Places You’ll Pray, a collection of vibrant images of young American Muslims praying in public spaces outside of a mosque. The series was created by Ms. Ullah as a student at George Washington University, and these photos have since been published in Huffington Post, Fusion, Quartz and other outlets.
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Zainab Sultan and Si Chen, for Worthy of Love, a short documentary video produced by students at the Columbia School of Journalism. This is high caliber reporting on critical and taboo issues in Muslim American communities, which combines great storytelling and excellent production values.