Pictures of the Year International award winners in the Multimedia and Documentary categories. Many of these projects were originally showcased on KobreGuide to the Web's Best Videojournalism when they were first published. So if you want to get a jump on seeing next year's winners, tune in daily to KobreGuide.com!
BONUS: We interviewed Los Angeles Times photojournalist Liz O. Baylen, who won four POYi awards this year. Read our Q&A here.
NEWS STORY MULTIMEDIA
First Place, David Stephenson; Amy Wilson (Reporter), Freelance — "Cutting Through the Competition"
Second Place, David Gilkey, Laura Krantz, Jim Wildman and Carlos Boettcher, National Public Radio — "America's Battalion in Afghanistan"
Third Place, Andrew DeVigal, Tyler Hicks, C.J. Chivers, Nancy Donaldson, Jesse DeWitt, Patrick Witty, The New York Times — "An Ambush and a Comrade Lost"
Award of Excellence, David Gilkey, Laura Krantz and Chris Berry, National Public Radio — "Lucky Dustoff"
ISSUE REPORTING STORY - MULTIMEDIA
First Place, Liz O. Baylen, Los Angeles Times — "A Boy's Struggles"
Second Place, Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch — "Motel Manor: Suburban homelessness in St. Charles County"
Third Place, Liz O. Baylen, Los Angeles Times — "His Body A Prison"
Award of Excellence, Laura Ruel, Chris Carmichael, Monica Ulmanu, UNC Chapel Hill — "Mining the Mountains"
FEATURE STORY - MULTIMEDIA
First Place, Sonya Hebert, Ahna Hubnik, Brad Loper, David Guzman, The Dallas Morning News — "Choosing Thomas"
Second Place, Chang W. Lee, The New York Times — "Second Chance: The Artist"
Third Place, Liz O. Baylen, Los Angeles Times — "Waiting for Death"
Award of Excellence, Liz O. Baylen, Los Angeles Times — "The Insights of Angels"
Award of Excellence, Chang W. Lee, The New York Times — "Second Chance: Sex Change"
DOCUMENTARY PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Reuters in association with MediaStorm
"TIMES OF CRISIS"
Brian Storm, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Eric Maierson, Taylor Gentry, Ben Schmidt, Chris Vanderwall, John Richard, Tim Klimowicz, Jessica Stuart, Tim Hussin, Aaron Preusch, Lindsey Walters, Robin Svec MediaStorm
"DRIFTLESS: STORIES FROM IOWA"
Evan Vucci, Maya Alleruzzo and Rick Bowmer, Bernadette Tuazon, Eric Gay, Matt Ford, Paula Froke, Greg Henderson, Michael Walden and Dan Balilty Associated Press
"KILLER BLUE: BAPTIZED BY FIRE"
Award of Excellence
Laura Ruel, Chris Carmichael, Nacho Corbella, Phil Daquila, Zach Ferriola-Bruckenstein, Jenn Hueting, Eileen Mignoni, Melissa Moser, Sara Peach, Monica Ulmanu, Courtney Woo, Anna York, Ashley Zammitt, Jean Folkerts, Laura Ruel, Don Wittekind, UNC Chapel Hill
"POWERING A NATION"
After a Century, Syrian Refugees Return to Armenia - A century ago their ancestors sought shelter in Syria after escaping the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks. Now Syrian Armenians reverse the trek.
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