2014 Award Winners

The Immigration Journalism Award recognizes the work of journalists published in the United States or in France on the topic of immigration and integration, during a ceremony and panel discussion every year in New York. Since 2011, when the program was launched with the support of the Ford Foundation and with the ongoing support of Carnegie Corporation of New York, Fondation TF1, and Air France, the Immigration Journalism Award has recognized outstanding journalism published in the United States and in France, recognizing the important role this work plays in enriching and informing the public debate on this complex and often controversial topic.


The French-American Foundation honored the third class of winners of the Immigration Journalism Award on December 9 with a ceremony and panel discussion. Jonathan Millet received $3,500 for the Prix TF1 for excellence in immigration coverage in French, while Damien Cave received $3,500 for coverage in English. In conjunction with the presentation of the 2014 Immigration Journalism Award, the French-American Foundation hosted a panel discussion on the representation of diverse communities in French and U.S. media. "Diversity in the Newsroom: A French-American Dialogue" featured commentary from French journalist and Activist Rokhaya Diallo and Annie Correal, Colombian-born Metro Reporter for The New York Times and 2013 Immigration Journalism Fellow. See photos and video from the awards ceremony and panel discussion here.


Damien Cave

Damien Cave
"The Way North," The New York Times

A 39-day multimedia project with daily dispatches and photos that chronicles immigration’s impact in the middle of America, at the local level, where immigrants and established residents collide. Far from the gridlock of Washington, in the schools, churches and neighborhoods of a half-dozen states, The Way North explores the new America emerging along Interstate 35 from Laredo, Texas to Duluth, Minnesota. Cave and photographer Todd Heisler drove 4,072 miles and discovered a nation more pragmatic and welcoming than its lawmakers would have us believe. Explore this multimedia work here.

Jonathan Millet

Jonathan Millet
"Ceuta, Douce Prison"

A moving documentary film that follows the trajectories of five migrants who leave everything to try their luck in Europe and end up in an open-air prison in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in northern Morocco. The viewer is immersed in this prison, alongside Iqbal, Marius, Simon, Guy and Nür, and discovers their daily lives, their doubts and hopes, and their dreams of reaching Europe, so close and yet so far away. A trailer of the film is available here.


For more information, please contact Thibault Chareton, Program Officer at: tchareton@frenchamerican.org