translated from Spanish: David Ortega of EL DEBATE wins National Journalism Award

The Citizen Council of the National Journalism Award A.C. announced the winners of the 2018 edition. Within the 8 categories that reward the best of Mexican journalism, the interview category was taken by El DEBATE Newspaper with the work ‘I need to know who I’m going to forgive’ by David Ortega. María Teresa de Jesús Arroyo, president of the jury, explained that this interview won the award, as the work gives voice to María Herrera, a woman who has sought with strength and determination her four children victims of enforced disappearance.” Despite the tragedy, the character shows his generosity, his strength, pain and perseverance. The author guides the story by integrating his voice as a narrator to provide data that allows to understand the story panoramicly, without losing the perspective of the denunciation,” he said of the journalistic work. The jury for the choice of the winners of this 2018 edition, consisted of 16 members. Raciel Martínez Gómez, general director of university communication of the Universidad Veracruzana and member of the jury, emphasized that, in this tenth eighth in the second installment of the National Journalism Prize, recognition of freedom of expression is again endorsed, in addition to recognizing the journalistic work that is often assaulted or affected.

Jury that decided to winners of the National Journalism/Photo Award: Fourth

During the press conference at this year’s results were released, it was reported that it was three days of deliberation by the jury, and that the winners were chosen from the 136 jobs that competed. María Teresa de Jesús Arroyo, president of the jury reported that the winners are: In the category, Chronic Narrative Journalism, the work: The Pulse of the Turtle, published in Chronic Dog.
In the category of Reporting: The Man Who Wasn’t That Night in Iguala in the Middle, Just As It Sounds.
In Investigative Journalism he won the job; Migrant Caravans 2018, from the Imparcial de Sonora.
In Photography, the selected work was Migrants from the South to the North of the National Edition Day.
In Caricature Humor, the winning work was Fiesta in Veracruz of the Day.
In Opinion Journalism, The Uncomfortable Truth to the Public of El Heraldo de Chihuahua.
In the category of Dissemination of Science and Dissemination of Culture, The Fandango of Afro-Mexican Identity of the DGDC Science Journalism Laboratory of UNAM. 
In journalistic trajectory, it was decided for the first time to award two women. Journalist photo Elsa Medina Castro, and journalist Cristina Pacheco.
In addition to the 8 winning works, the jury decided to give five honorable mentions. It was announced that the award ceremony for this edition will be held on December 13 in Mexico City.
DATOThe “National Journalism Award” is the recognition of society and other journalists to a work of excellence worthy of being emulated.  The Prize consists of a diploma, a sculpture specially designed by the master Juan Soriano, called “The Eagle”, and a remuneration of 50 thousand pesos.

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