Caracas-based journalists were honored at the Columbia Journalism School’s Cabot Prizes this year: the AP’s legendary Frank Bajak takes a prize, while one time Ultimas Noticias investigative power duo Laura Weffer and Tamoa Calzadilla get a special citation. Their awards are richly deserved.
Three of their highlights: Bayak’s story on the colectivos in Venezuela (co-authored with Fabiola Sanchez), Weffer’s story on the guarimbas, and the Últimas Noticias story on the videos surrounding the February 12th shooting that has landed Leopoldo López in jail.
PS.- Frank gently reminded us that he’s not actually based in Caracas, but has gone many times and was in charge in 2013 …Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.