Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards announce 12 finalists in text, image, coverage and innovation

Journalistic projects from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain, the United States and Venezuela are among the 12 finalists for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards.

Three projects were chosen in each category: text, image, coverage and innovation. Fifty-one jurors selected them from 1,714 entries and the four winners will be announced at the 2018 Festival Gabo in Medellín on Oct. 4. Each finalist also will speak about their project as part of the festival.

The awards and festival are organized by the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI for its acronym in Spanish), started in 2013 to encourage "the search for excellence, innovation, rigor in the tratement of the facts and ethical coherence in journalism."

The three projects in the Coverage category are all joint efforts between different media outlets, evidence that both media and awarding organizations recognize the power of collaboration.

Also of note is that works from digital site El Faro of El Salvador are finalists in the Text and Coverage categories, making it the only outlet to appear twice in the list of finalists.

View a list of all finalists plus a link to the work, below:






*Rosental Alves, founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, is a juror for the awards.