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The Washington Post’s immersive reconstruction of 2020 Minneapolis protests wins World Press Photo Interactive of the Year Award

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The Washington Post’s immersive reconstruction of the protests that erupted in Minneapolis in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in May 2020 has been named Interactive of the Year in the 2021 World Press Photo Contest.

The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest independent jury selected “Reconstructing seven days of protests in Minneapolis after George Floyd’s death" by The Post’s Holly Bailey, Seth Blanchard, Matt Callahan and Jake Crump and The Pudding’s Matt Daniels and Amelia Wattenberger. The immersive, video-driven story provides an on-the-ground look at the protests that erupted in Minneapolis in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in May. The piece was an initiative between The Post’s Design team and Lede Lab, The Post’s experimental news team dedicated to exploring emerging technologies, new storytelling techniques and creative partnerships that help The Post serve its growing global audience. Read more about the awarded story here.

In a statement, the independent award jury wrote that The Post’s interactive story “provides a full picture of the first week of protests in Minneapolis after the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The piece makes unprecedented use of user-generated content and combines and maps out 147 live stream videos.”

The Post was honored during an online awards ceremony on April 15, 2021. View the full list of award winners here.

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