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Here are the finalists for the NYPL’s Helen Bernstein Award, which celebrates working journalists.

Katie Yee

February 21, 2020, 3:39pm

Since 1988, the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism has been shining a light on journalists who call attention to vital current events or societal issues. The titles up for consideration this year tackle domestic violence, sexual harassment, mass incarceration, migration, and the unheard-of injustices that occur in the open ocean. (Last year’s winner was Shane Bauer for American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment.) The winner will be announced on April 28th at a reception held at NYPL’s Stephan A. Schwarzman Building. In addition to the award, the winner will receive a $15,000 cash prize.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

FINALISTS FOR THE HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

No Visible Bruises

Rachel Louise Snyder, No Visible Bruises
(Bloomsbury)

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, She Said

Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey, She Said
(Penguin Press)

Charged_Emily Bazelon

Emily Bazelon, Charged
(Random House)

a good provider is one who leaves_jason deparle

Jason DeParle, A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves
(Viking)

Ian Urbina, The Outlaw Ocean

Ian Urbina, The Outlaw Ocean
(Knopf)

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