NPR Wins Gold Medal For ‘Demolished’ Feature


NPR has been awarded a Gold medal in the Features, Single Subject category for its piece “Demolished.”

Judges remarks:

  • “I think this is my favorite piece of everything I saw…. It sucks you in right away. I don’t have to slog through text that doesn’t add to the story, and then the story itself is really intimate. It brings you into what you think is a story about these projects that are demolished, and then it’s flipped suddenly into the photographers experience. I had an emotional response to it.”
  • “I’m all choked up about it right now.”
  • “It’s an amazing story, perfectly done.”
  • “I think one of the best things that journalists can give to the world is our editing…. This is a complicated story, but it does not seem complicated.”
  • “They take this sad story, and there’s just these little delightful touches. When we combine words and sounds and video, we create an emotional response.”

(Interested in learning more about all the work being honored at the Society For News Design’s “Best of Digital Design Competition?” We’ve got you covered!)

About Ellen Collier

is a journalism graphics student at Ball State University.

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