The devastating effects of poisonous emissions from a power station, the horrors of a Second World War POW camp and a celebration of the women who helped lead Portugal’s 1974 revolution are the diverse topics of the stories nominated in the FIPP Digital Journalism category at this year’s New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) awards evening.
The online ceremony which takes place on 18 January recognises the best new media writing and interactive journalism for 2022. The NMWP encourages and promotes new media writing, helping to shape the future of the written word and interactive storytelling.
Among the three stories nominated in the Digital Journalism category, sponsored by FIPP, is Polluted Electricity by Eman Mounir and Saber Al-Araby, which explores how the Al-Walidiya power station in Egypt is affecting the health and crops of those living in its shadow.
Meanwhile, The Future is Uncertain, Memory is Real by Maria Ivanova, Maria Kotova and Tatiana Zaidal is a ‘virtual museum’ of the hellish Stalag-352 POW Camp in Belarus where it is estimated more than 10,000 Soviets lost their lives.
Hidden Away, These Women Also Made the Revolution by Diogo Cardoso, Rafaela Cortez and José Magro takes a long-overdue look at the women who, despite facing imprisonment, torture and death, were instrumental during the Carnation Revolution on 25 April 1974.
During the awards evening the Chris Meade Memorial Main Prize, the Wonderbox Opening Up (People’s Choice) Prize, and the Writing Magazine Student Prize will also be handed out. You can find more information here.