Chicago Tribune reporter Gary Marx, ousted from Cuba earlier this year, wins award:
The awards committee noted that earlier this year Marx was told by Cuban authorities that his press credentials would not be renewed and he would have to leave the island because his stories were deemed too “negative.”
“But in the view of the Cabot Prize Board, Marx’s reporting was devoid of the ideological side-taking that often taints journalistic stories about Cuba,” it said. “He was just telling the story of Cuba to his reader — the good and the bad — and telling it honestly and skillfully.
H/T Jose C.