Sometimes, one sentence is all it takes. In 2016, The New York Times International Picture Editor David Furst called Venezuela-based photojournalist Meridith Kohut to utter journalists’ most cherished instinct:
“I think there’s more there.”
Kohut’s coverage of Venezuela – which surfaced several unreported stories – went on to win the 2016 George Polk Journalism Award, the 2016 Overseas Press Club’s award for Feature Photography, and in 2017, she received the The Chris Hondros Fund Award.
The times they are a changin’ but, as ever, creating quality journalism is still as simple as one person trusting another to dig deeper…