Winners of the Nina Mason Pulliam Award for Outstanding Environmental Reporting

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust logoThe Nina Mason Pulliam Award for the "best of the best" environmental reporting will award $10,000 to one entry selected from the first-place winners of SEJ's Awards for Reporting on the Environment. The prize also includes travel, registration and hotel expenses (up to $2,500) for the winner, or representatives of the winning team, to attend SEJ's annual conference.

All SEJ Awards first-place winners are automatically entered into the Nina Mason Pulliam Award. (Read more about the Pulliam Award.)

The Nina Mason Pulliam Award is sponsored by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.


2022: "The Department of Yes: How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA and Poisoned America" (Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Small) and "EPA Exposed" (Outstanding Beat Reporting, Small) by Sharon Lerner for The Intercept

2021: "Where Will Everyone Go? How Climate Refugees Might Move Across International Borders," by Abrahm Lustgarten, Al Shaw, Meridith Kohut, Lucas Waldron and Sergey Ponomarev for ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine

2020: "Polluter’s Paradise," by Tristan Baurick, Joan Meiners, Gordon Russell and Sara Sneath of The Times-Picayune and The Advocate; and Lylla Younes, Al Shaw and Claire Perlman of ProPublica

2019: Reuters' "Ocean Shock" series, by Maurice Tamman, Matthew Green, Mari Saito, Sarah Slobin and Maryanne Murray

2018: "Bombs in Our Backyard" by Abrahm Lustgarten, Lena Groeger, Ryann Grochowski Jones, Sisi Wei, Ashley Gilbertson, Ranjani Chakraborty and Lucas Waldron for ProPublica

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