The Financial Times was recognized at the Society for Professional Journalism’s Sigma Delta Chi Awards. “The Great Land Rush”, a multi-platform series investigating the forces buying up land in the global south, was honoured for its excellence in online investigative reporting. Aided by visually striking photography, videos, gifs, maps, and podcasts, FT journalists Tom Burgis (@tomburgis), Pilita Clark (@pilitaclark) and Michael Peel (@Mikepeeljourno) uncovered individual stories showcasing the real life-and-death struggles caused by the ongoing fight for land and the resulting local conflicts.
The Sigma Delta Chi Awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering, print, radio, television television, newsletter, art and graphics, and more. Judges selected 85 honorees from more than 1,300 submissions from television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, online news outlets and magazines.
You can find a full list of winners here.