November 29, 2017
2017 Immigration Journalism Awards Ceremony
The Century Association - 7 West 43rd St., New York City - RSVP
The Awards Ceremony took place in New York on November 29, 2017, and convened an audience composed of international media and immigration experts, members of New York City’s philanthropic community, representatives from Cercle des médias, and members of our Board of Directors. The two winners each received $3,500.
In conjunction with the presentation of the 2017 Immigration Journalism Awards, Acting Commissioner of the Mayor de Blasio’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Bitta Mostofi, delivered keynote remarks on immigration and migration in New York and elsewhere.
The French-American Foundation honored:
winner of the “Prix Cercle des médias” (in French) for his piece “Terre de réfugiés – Emmanuel Haddad” (Sept, a Swiss media)
*Seth Freed Wessler
winner of the Immigration Journalism Prize (English) for his piece “This Man Will Almost Certainly Die” (The Nation), the sixth class of winners of the Immigration Journalism Award.
The Foundation also recognized Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean Correspondent for Miami Herald, with an honorable mention for her article “New migration: Haitians carve a dangerous 7.000-mile path to the U.S.” (Miami Herald/McClatchy Newspapers).
Since 2012, with the support of Cercle des médias, the Immigration Journalism Award has recognized outstanding journalism published in the United States and in France on the topics of immigration and integration, and the important role this work plays in enriching and informing the public debate on this complex and often controversial topic.
In conjunction with the presentation of the 2017 Immigration Journalism Awards, Acting Commissioner of the Mayor de Blasio’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Bitta Mostofi, delivered keynote remarks on the immigration and migration in New York and elsewhere.