The Independent is honored to be a finalist in the 2022 Digiday Media Awards in the Best Editorial Package category.
The nomination is in recognition of the End the Death Penalty campaign, which aims to raise awareness, take action, and ultimately end the death penalty.
The project simultaneously focused on in-depth reporting to educate audiences about the death penalty and strengthening corporate commitment to anti-death penalty work, thereby strengthening corporate attitudes towards reform.
The overarching goal is to bring society—in the United States and beyond—to a place where the death penalty is abolished.
US Editor Katie Davies said: “The Independent dedicated to raising awareness of social justice issues in the United States and around the world. We are incredibly proud of our work on the death penalty and hope this recognition will help shine a light on the injustices and injustices being committed in the name of the death penalty.”
Blair Tapper, that of the independent Senior VP US added, “We are thrilled that Digiday has recognized this incredible work and our mission to amplify voices. Authentic storytelling is the path for our brand growth, reader retention and effecting change.”
The Digiday Media Awards, formerly the Digiday Publishing Awards, recognize companies working to modernize digital media.
Over the years, the awards have recognized industry-leading work by The New York Times, hit dot, meredith, PopSugar and more.
Winners will be announced on June 30th.
Read some of our work related to the campaign below:
Voices: Why it’s no longer time for the US to abolish the death penalty
‘Broken beyond repair’: 150 executives including Sheryl Sandberg join The Independent in calling for an end to the death penalty
12 unbelievable facts about the criminal justice system – and the best ways to fix it
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/independent-digiday-awards-finalist-end-death-penalty-campaign-b2082090.html The Independent is a 2022 Digiday Media Awards finalist for its End the Death Penalty campaign.