The Independent is honored to be a finalist for the 2022 Digiday Media Awards in the Best Editorial Package category.
The shortlist is in recognition of his End the Death Penalty campaign, which aims to raise awareness, spur action and ultimately end capital punishment.
The project simultaneously focused on in-depth coverage to educate the public about the death penalty and on building corporate buy-in to work against the death penalty, strengthening corporate positions to push for reforms .
The overarching goal is to move society – in the United States and beyond – to a place where the death penalty is abolished.
American editor Katie Davies said: “The independent is dedicated to raising awareness of social justice issues in the United States and around the world. We are incredibly proud of our work on the death penalty and hope this recognition will help shed light on the injustices and inequalities perpetrated in the name of the death penalty.
Blair Taper, The Independents Senior VP US, added, “We are thrilled that Digiday has recognized this incredible work and our mission to amplify voices. Authentic storytelling is the foundation for growing our brand, connecting readers, and driving change. »
The Digiday Media Awards, formerly the Digiday Publishing Awards, recognize companies working to modernize digital media.
Over the years, the awards have honored the industry-leading work of The New York Times, dash dot, Meredith, PopSugar and more.
The winners will be announced on June 30.
Read some of our work surrounding the campaign below:
Voice: Why it’s high time for the United States to end the death penalty
America’s Death Map: Which US States Still Use Capital Punishment and Who Uses It Most?
10 Shocking US Death Penalty Statistics You Won’t Still Believe True In 2021
The “son-in-law of lynching”: how the death penalty targets black people
“I Believe in Redemption”: The Struggle for Religious Rights in the Execution Room
Nathson Fields, the Midnight Crew, and the Epic 40-Year Battle From Death Row Against Chicago Police Torture
Voice: Joe Biden says he changed his mind on the death penalty. Why doesn’t he do more to stop it?
‘Broken beyond repair’: 150 leaders including Sheryl Sandberg join The Independent in demanding end to death penalty
Twelve mind-boggling facts about the criminal justice system – and the best ways to fix it
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