NEW YORK – August 8, 2016 – MSNBC has been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists with a 2016 Salute to Excellence Award for its digital series, “Geography of Poverty.” This is the second consecutive year that MSNBC was honored in the “Online Project: Feature” category.
The four-part “Geography of Poverty” series takes readers on a journey to forgotten parts of America through reports from MSNBC National Reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Trymaine Lee and photos by Matt Black. The series covered the Flint, MI water crisis in Aug. 2015.
Geography of Poverty won a 2015 EPPY Award for Best Photography in 2015.
Last year, Lee was honored with two 2015 Salute to Excellence Awards for his MSNBC reporting of the protests in Ferguson, MO.