Three Latin American reporters win Ortega y Gasset Journalism Prizes

Journalists from Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Venezuela were three of the four winners of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Prizes, organized by the Spanish newspaper El País.

The winners from Latin America included:

*Print JournalismOctavio Enríquez (La Prensa, Nicaragua), for what the jury called his “throughout, courageous, and well-documented investigation” into the “illicit” transactions made by former Nicaraguan interior minister Tomás Borge for personal gain.

*Digital JournalismCarlos Martínez (El Faro), for his blog The Criminologist, in which he built narratives of criminal stories from statements by witnesses, relatives, and victims of kidnappings, rapes, and murders.

*Lifetime Achievement: Moisés Naím (Venezuela), the current editor of Foreign Policy magazine, won for a career of “independence” and “enormous strength and analytical capability,” which has made him “an indispensible reference in the Spanish language.”

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.