“Under Our Skin” honored with NABJ Salute to Excellence award

For Immediate Release — Aug. 15, 2017
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

SEATTLE — The Seattle Times’ “Under Our Skin” project has received the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence award in the digital media, online project feature category. The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism and public relations.

Winners were announced Aug. 12 at a gala celebration during NABJ's 42nd Annual Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans, the largest annual gathering for journalists of color in the country.

"We are grateful that NABJ continues to amplify voices that are often quieted by mainstream society, including many of those featured in Under Our Skin," said Video Editor Corinne Chin.

"The work of NABJ is crucial to the long-term sustainability of journalism, and we're honored that they have chosen to recognize our work in this capacity – especially among the company of other distinguished organizations," said Video Editor Lauren Frohne.

One of the most-visited places on, “Under Our Skin” continues to incite discussion in local and national organizations – including the University of Washington football team, the Seattle office of the FBI and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Other winners included The Washington Post’s “Historically Black,” The New York Times Magazine’s “Worlds Apart” and The Detroit Free Press’ “Flint water crisis: A visual essay.” View a list of all the winners here.

Established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For additional information, please visit