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The HSUS announces 31st annual Genesis Award winners

Netflix, Rolling Stone, Chicago Tribune earn top honors

Netflix's “The Ivory Game,” Rolling Stone’s “The Dog Factory,” and Chicago Tribune’s “The Price of Pork” head the line-up of 18 winners of the 31st Annual Genesis Awards, presented by The Humane Society of the United States.

The HSUS’ Genesis Awards recognize outstanding individuals in the major news and entertainment media whose creativity and/or journalistic integrity have increased the public's understanding of animal protection issues. Awards are given to individuals from the television, film, print, online and music industries, as well to those producing more specialized works.

From documentaries highlighting the ivory trade and endangered gorillas to magazine and newspaper stories that reveal the scourge of pig farms and puppy mills, the 2017 Genesis Award winners serve as a reminder of the importance of all forms of media in helping expose animal protection issues.

For more information, or to view or read the pieces in their entirety, visit bit.ly/GenesisAwards.

Below is the full list of winners of the 31st Genesis Awards for works aired or released in 2016.

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Ivory Game –A Netflix Original Documentary

produced by Terra Mater Films and Vulcan Productions in association with

Malaika Pictures and Appian Way

Directed by Richard Ladkani & Kief Davidson

Produced by Walter Köhler

OUTSTANDING TV NEWS SERIES

WRC-TV (NBC Washington) “Trouble on the tracks”

Scott MacFarlane - Reporter

Rick Yarborough - Producer

Jeff Piper - Videographer 

WOIO Cleveland 19, Multi-part series on crimes against police canines

Sia Nyorkor - Multimedia Journalist

Cassandra Nist- Sr. Producer 

OUTSTANDING TV NEWS FEATURE

KTNV-TV (ABC Las Vegas)

“Hunting the Hunters” and “Domestic Violence: When Pets become Pawns”

Darcy Spears - Reporter

Kean Bauman – Producer

Kris Oman, Oscar Palomo – Photo Journalists

OUTSTANDING TV COMMENTARY

Street Talk Commentary: Safari Club International - Las Vegas Now I-Team 8

George Knapp – Reporter

Matt Adams – Photographer/Editor

OUSTANDING MORNING SHOW

CBS Sunday Morning “A Dog’s Life”

Martha Teichner - Reporter

David Rothman - Producer

Mike Levine – Editor

OUTSTANDING TV DOCUMENTARIES 

Explorer: Battle for Virunga -  National Geographic channel

Producer/Director, Tony Gerber

Executive Producers: Jeff Hasler, Brian Lovett, Jared Lipworth, Melissa Wood, Dave Snyder, Margaret Ebrahim

Toucan Nation – Animal Planet

Directed by Paula Heredia

Produced by Paula Heredia and Larry Lavin

Executive producer for H/3 Foundation, Spencer B. Haber;

Supervising producer for Animal Planet, Alexandra Moss

Executive producer John Hoffman.

OUTSTANDING TV DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Ocean Warriors – Animal Planet

Executive Producers: Robert Redford, Paul G. Allen, Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin, Laura Michalchyshyn, Pagan Danielle Harleman, David Casey, Carole Tomko, Jody Gottlieb, Rocky Collins, Liz Bronstein;

Co-Executive Producer: Jerry Decker;

Supervising Producers: Patrick Keegan, Yoav Attias;

Senior Producer: Christopher Bryson;

Producers: Peter Schmuhl, Nicholas Burnett, Katie Carpenter, Adam Schleifer;

Executive in Charge: Kara Rozansky;

Directors: Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin

OUSTANDING CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

The HALO Effect “Purses for Primates” – Nickelodeon 

Executive Producers: Nick Cannon, Morgan Spurlock, Richard Arlook, Jeremy Chilnick,

Matthew Galkin, Ethan Goldman and Michael Goldman

Producer: Erin Glass

PRINT 

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE FEATURE

“The Dog Factory” By Paul Solotaroff – Rolling Stone

OUTSTANDING OPINION 

“Second Thoughts of an Animal Researcher” by John P. Gluck - The New York Times

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER SERIES

“The Price of Pork” – The Chicago Tribune

Investigative Reporters David Jackson and Gary Marx

Photographer/Videographer Stacey Wescott

Research Assistant Madison Hopkins 

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

OUSTANDING INTERNATIONAL NEWS FEATURE

“Tigerhandel trots Artenschutz” – ZDF Germany

Karl Ammann – Producer

OUSTANDING INTERNATIONAL ONLINE/PRINT

The Guardian (UK) multiple reports on elephant conservation

Editorial team: Bibi van der Zee, Karl Mathiesen, Phil Daoust

OUTSTANDING REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Karin Brulliard – The Washington Post  

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Darryl Fears – The Washington Post

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA

Miley Cyrus 

 

Media Contact: Renée Saldaña, rsaldana@humanesociety.org, 323-937-0600 

 
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