The Huffington Post has been nominated for three awards by the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
The two organizations, which came together to organize the first joint convention that began on August 3, recognized HuffPost among its list of journalists included in this year's group of finalists for several awards.
Zeba Blay, a cultural writer for HuffPost Voices whose work is largely presented in Black Voices, was nominated for the best NABJ commentary / blog for her powerful personal essay published in November entitled, Wake Of Mizzou. "Blay's essay She explored how writing about race as a black journalist affected her as a black woman with a mental illness, especially after protests of racism on the campus of the University of Missouri.
HuffPost Politics reporters, Mariah Stewart, Julia Craven and Ryan Reilly were nominated for the best online project: NABJ News for their collaborative piece entitled "The Ferguson Protests Worked." The detailed article, which includes original illustrations made by The Team HuffPost multimedia, discussed how the protests of Black Lives Matter, which arose in Ferguson, Missouri, against the tragic murder of Michael Brown by Police, they helped bring the city to a much-needed reform.
Finally, Carolina Moreno's coverage of prominent and influential Latinos in her project, "Latinos break the mold "was recognized by NAHJ as a finalist in the category" Latino Themes – Printed / Digital Journalism ". Moreno's multimedia piece, which included powerful images assembled by HuffPost photographers Damon Dahlen and Christy Havranek, helped destroy the damaging stereotypes often portrayed by Latino men and women by celebrating the beautiful diversity among the Latino community.
The three nominations are recognized among a list with incredible works of media like The New York Times, CNN, BuzzFeed and more.
The awards will be announced at the NABJ Salute to Excellence Gala and at the NAHJ Gala Reception, which will take place on Saturday, August 6.
Congratulations to all the nominees!