2022-23 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

111 Travel News/Investigative Reporting ( Travel Audio-Podcasts and Guides,Travel Audio-Radio,Travel Magazines,Travel Coverage in General Magazines,Newspapers) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Jared Diamond
    Entry Title: How Southwest Airlines Melted Down
    Entry Credit: Alison Sider
    Judge Comment: Southwest Airlines, with a reputation for reliability and easy-going attitude, suddenly was the center of a giant, holiday airline meltdown that saw airports clogged across the country. What happened and why? The Wall Street Journal got to the heart of the problem before anybody. True service journalism, this important report explains all.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Boston Globe
    Entry Title: "In Florida, ‘Don’t Say Gay’ is now the law, and LGBTQ+ businesses fear the fallout"
    Entry Credit: Christopher Muther
    Judge Comment: Florida’s “Don’t say gay” law has had obvious repercussions, including some economic fallout. Already businesses, organizations and tourists are threatening to cancel meetings and trips. But the law, which prohibits the discussion of sexuality, also has had serious repercussions for the people who live in the shadows. The Globe’s revealing examination sheds light on all the implications.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Karen Schwartz
    Entry Title: Sailboat crew rescued in Pacific after abandoning ship sunk by whale
    Entry Credit: Karen Schwartz
    Judge Comment: “Tommy this is no joke,” he typed. “We hit a whale and the ship went down.” An irresistible lead on a story that’s hard to stop reading. Karen Schwartz chronicles the drama as the sailboat began to sink and its crew managed to inflate the life raft and collect food, water and equipment for what turned out to be a nine-hour wait before they were rescued.
  • Place Name: Honorable Mention
    Contestant Name: Jaweed Kaleem
    Entry Title: Welcome to Portugal, the new expat haven. Californians, please go home.
    Entry Credit: Jaweed Kaleem, Rachel Schnalzer
    Judge Comment: Californians are relocating to Portugal. Nice climate, low cost of living, but the Americans aren’t necessarily being welcomed with open arms. A good example of travel journalism, this story describes not only what Portugal looks like, but also what it feels like to be there.