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Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015  

ExxonMobil announces 2015 Award winners

  • Winning series exposes flaws and irregularities of the federal government’s program of Student Financing (FIES)
  • Best Contribution to the Press honors the Brazilian Reporter
  • ExxonMobil distributes R$123,200 in prizes

Today, ExxonMobil will announce the winners of the 60th ExxonMobil Journalism Awards. Paulo Saldaña, Rodrigo Burgarelli, and José Roberto de Toledo took first place with the work, FARRA DO FIES, published in the newspaper, O ESTADO DE S. PAULO. The series of articles investigated changes made to the program in 2010. In addition to interviews and document analysis, reporters cross-checked large databases, such as the Higher Education Census and the Transparency Portal, as well as records of more than 300 educational institutions. The effort revealed, among other aspects that had been concealed up to that point, that the program consumed R$28 billion in four years, putting students in debt, who will have a difficult time paying back the public coffers.

Apart from the primary award, there were 13 other areas considered, including the awards ExxonMobil for Reporting, Photography, and Television Journalism, and 10 print media category awards. The Report received special tribute from the final awards committee with the distinction of Best Contribution to the Press. In a statement, the judges emphasized that “journalism depends fundamentally on the Reporter,” and that the honor extends “to the authors of the 1021 entries to the 60th edition of the award, to the thousands of former applicants from over six decades, and to those who will carry the Journalism flag forward.”

TV FOLHA received the distinction of Best Contribution to Television Journalism for the entry, BOYHOOD BOLSA FAMÍLIA, which stood out for having accompanied, for 10 years, families that depend on the social income distribution program.

The winners will be honored on November 12th at a dinner in Rio de Janeiro.

AWARD COMMITTEES

The Award Committee for the ExxonMobil Journalism Award 2015 that judged print media (not including photography) entries was formed by the journalists, A.P. Quartim de Moraes, Lucila Soares, Luiz Antonio Ryff, Maria Cristina Carvalho, and Plínio Fraga. These professionals were tasked with analyzing the 50 finalists and deciding the category winner, as well as the winners of the ExxonMobil Reporting Award and the primary award, ExxonMobil Journalism Award 2015.

The Television Journalism Award Committee included the journalists, Cristina Rego Monteiro da Luz, Denise Lilenbaum, and Theresa Walcacer, who chose the winner from the ten finalists. A special committee consisting of 48 photo editors from the main Brazilian vehicles and professional photography associations was in charge of selecting the winning photo for the ExxonMobil Photography Award, also from 10 finalists.

The various ExxonMobil Award committees, including a total of 85 judges, were responsible for selecting the finalists and winners after examining 1021 entries, including 512 print articles and series of articles; 151 photographic works; 284 graphic design works (Newspaper, Magazine, and Front Page), 71 television journalism entries, and three candidates for Best Contribution to the Press.

EVALUATIONS

The winning entries were submitted to a comprehensive analysis process between August and September, which was extended to October 15. To earn the maximum distinction in each category, printed media reports were examined in three stages by three different committees. In total, 32 judges were directly involved in evaluating the print media entries, 48 judges for the photography finalists, and five judges evaluating the TV Journalism entries. The ExxonMobil Award, once again, used the online application and evaluation system.

Winners of the ExxonMobil Journalism Award, ExxonMobil Television Journalism Award, and the other 10 print media categories had their names chosen in meetings of the awarding committees on October 15th. The special photography committee chose the winning image after examining the ten finalists via the Internet.

ExxonMobil will distribute a total of R$123,200.00 in cash prizes.

TELEVISION JOURNALISM – REPORTING - PHOTOGRAPHY

The ExxonMobil Television Journalism Award was given to Rede Record for the story, AS ETERNAS ESCRAVAS, aired during the Repórter Record Investigação program with journalist Domingos Meirelles at the helm. The report exposed the slavery of children in the region near the Brazilian Capital District, the result of two months of investigation by the reporters Lúcio Sturm, Gustavo Costa, and Marcelo Magalhães. After the report was shown, a parliamentary investigation commission was created by the Legislative Assembly of Goiás to investigate the allegations.

The ExxonMobil Reporting Award was won by the journalists Cássia Almeida, Henrique Gomes Batista, Danilo Fariello, João Sorima Neto, Roberta Scrivano, Letícia Lins, Vivian Oswald, and Fernando Eichenberg, with the article, ANDA E PARA, published in the newspaper, O GLOBO. The series untied the knot of urban mobility in Brazil, highlighting the social impact of promoting the use of cars at the expense of mass transit. The calamitous situation of Brazilian public transportation was exposed as well as the brutal consequences of accidents, deaths, pollution, and how alternative means of transport are still incipient in Brazil.

The ExxonMobil Photography Award was given to reporter-photographer Dida Sampaio for recording the moment when President Dilma Rousseff exercised on her bike with background scene alluding to the corruption fighting operation known as Lava Jato.

ExxonMobil

One of the biggest private oil and petrochemicals companies in the world, ExxonMobil, is present in about 200 countries and territories. In Brazil, it’s the oldest oil exploration company and has been operating for 103 years. Currently, the company operates in the areas of Exploration and Production, Chemicals and Services in the cities of Curitiba, São Paulo, Paulínia, and Rio de Janeiro.

ExxonMobil has supported Brazilian journalism for over 70 years, sponsoring the “Repórter Esso” program, an historic Brazilian radio and television show and the ExxonMobil Journalism Awards.

AWARD

The complete list of ExxonMobil Journalism Award 2015 – 60 years winners is as follows:

EXXONMOBIL JOURNALISM AWARD 2015

Diploma and R$33,000.00

PAULO SALDAÑA, RODRIGO BURGARELLI, JOSÉ ROBERTO DE TOLEDO, with the article, FARRA DO FIES, published in the newspaper, O ESTADO DE S. PAULO

EXXONMOBIL TELEVISION JOURNALISM AWARD 2015

Diploma and R$22,000.00

DOMINGOS MEIRELLES, GUSTAVO COSTA, LÚCIO STURM, MARCELO MAGALHÃES, MICHEL MENDES, VALMIR LEITE, CAIO LARONGA, NATÁLIA FLORENTINO, and RAFAEL RAMOS, with the report, AS ETERNAS ESCRAVAS, aired on the REPÓRTER RECORD STIGAÇÃO program by REDE RECORD.

EXXONMOBIL REPORTING AWARD

Diploma and R$11,000.00

CÁSSIA ALMEIDA, HENRIQUE GOMES BATISTA, DANILO FARIELLO, JOÃO SORIMA NETO, ROBERTA SCRIVANO, LETÍCIA LINS, VIVIAN OSWALD, and FERNANDO EICHENBERG, with the article, ANDA E PARA, published in the newspaper, O GLOBO.

EXXONMOBIL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

Diploma and R$11,000.00

DIDA SAMPAIO, with the photograph, LAVA JATO PLANALTO, published in the newspaper, O ESTADO DE S. PAULO.

EXXONMOBIL ECONOMIC NEWS AWARD

Diploma and R$5,500.00

VICENTE NUNES, ROSANA HESSEL, ANTONIO TEMÓTEO, DECO BANCILLON, DIEGO AMORIM, SÍLVIO RIBAS, BÁRBARA NASCIMENTO, SIMONE KAFRUNI, and ANA PAULA LISBOA, with the article, O BRASIL CAI NA REAL, published in CORREIO BRAZILIENSE.

EXXONMOBIL AWARD FOR SCIENTIFIC, TECHNOLOGICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS

Diploma and R$5,500.00

DIMMI AMORA, LALO DE ALMEIDA, EDUARDO GERAQUE, FERNANDO CANZIAN, RAFAEL GARCIA, MARCELO LEITE, PILKER, LUIZ ANTONIO DEL TEDESCO, FABIO MARRA, MÁRIO KANNO, LUCAS ZIMMERMANN, DAVID GARROUX, ANDRÉ MOSCATELLI, and BRUNO SCATENA, with the article, LÍQUIDO E INCERTO - O FUTURO DOS RECURSOS HÍDRICOS NO BRASIL, published in FOLHA DE S. PAULO.

EXXONMOBIL EDUCATION AWARD

Diploma and R$5,500.00

ANTONIO GOIS, CAROL KNOPLOCH, PAULA FERREIRA, RAPHAEL KAPA, and RENATA MARIZ, with the article, EDUCAR EM ÁREAS DE CONFLITO, published in newspaper, O GLOBO.

EXXONMOBIL FRONT PAGE SPECIAL AWARD

Diploma and R$5,500.00

SANDRO MESQUITA, OCTAVIO GUEDES, DENISE RIBEIRO, MARCELO SENNA, MARLON BRUM, VIVIANNE COHEN, and CLÓVIS SAINT-CLAIR, with the article, DO TRONCO AO POSTE, published in EXTRA (RJ).

EXXONMOBIL AWARD FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN - NEWSPAPER CATEGORY

Diploma and R$5,500.00

FELIPE GOES, with the article, O QUINZE, published in DIÁRIO DO NORDESTE (CE).

EXXONMOBIL AWARD FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN - MAGAZINE CATEGORY

Diploma and R$5,500.00

RAFAELA RANZANI, FERNANDO LUNA, CIÇA PINHEIRO, MICHELINE ALVES, KIKI SARAIVA, FREDERICO RAMOS, LIA BOCK, EMILIO FRAIA, LIA HAMA, NATACHA CORTÊZ, ADRIANA VERANI, and ALEX BEZERRA, with the article, ESPECIAL VAGINA, published in the magazines, TRIP and TPM.

EXXONMOBIL NORTH/NORTHEASTERN REGION AWARD

Diploma and R$3,300.00

EMÍDIA FELIPE and ADRIANA GUARDA, with the article, DOCUMENTO SUAPE 2015, published in the newspaper, DO COMMERCIO (PE).

EXXONMOBIL CENTRAL-WEST REGION AWARD

Diploma and R$3,300.00

JULIA CHAIB and MARCELLA FERNANDES, with the article, RACISMO, UM CRIME SILENCIADO, published in CORREIO BRAZILIENSE.

EXXONMOBIL SOUTHERN REGION AWARD

Diploma and R$3,300.00

LUÍSA MARTINS and JÚLIO CORDEIRO, with the article, CICATRIZES, published in ZERO HORA.

EXXONMOBIL SOUTHEASTERN REGION AWARD

Diploma and R$3,300.00

LEONENCIO NOSSA and DIDA SAMPAIO, with the article, FAVELA AMAZÔNIA, published in the newspaper, O ESTADO DE S. PAULO.

BEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRESS

The Awarding Committee decided to grant the Best Contribution to the Press 2015 Award to the Reporter. The decision was justified by the statement that “journalism, on any platform from which it is exercised, in any way that it unfolds, depends essentially and fundamentally on the reporter. In times of doubt about which path to take, staff reductions and reduced budgets, this committee decides to bet on that one who will be responsible for the continuity and improvement of journalistic excellence. It thus honors the authors of the 1021 projects enrolled for this edition, the thousands of professionals who competed for the Award over these 60 years, and those will carry this flag forward.”

The TV Journalism Awarding Committee granted the distinction of Best Contribution to Television Journalism to Fernando Canzian, André Felipe, Leo Caldas, Mário Kanno, Renata Maneschy, Lucas Zimmerman, Rubens Alencar, Carolina Daffara, and Paula Reverbel, for the story, BOYHOOD BOLSA FAMÍLIA, aired by TV FOLHA.

The Special Photography Commission, responsible for selecting the winning entry from among the 10 finalist photographs, was formed by the judges:

Alaor Filho – PRINTRIO; Alberto Jacob Filho - ARFOC-RIO; Alcyr Cavalcanti – ARFOC; Antônio Ribeiro - O GLOBO; André Sarmento – ÉPOCA; Arnaldo Carvalho – JORNAL DO COMMERCIO – PE; Carlos Casaes – A TARDE – BA; Carlos Menandro – Winner of the Esso Photography Award 1986; Clóvis Miranda – A CRÍTICA – AM; Fabio Marra – FOLHA DE S.PAULO; Eduardo Ribeiro - JORNALISTAS & CIA; Eduardo Soares de Queiroz - DIÁRIO DO NORDESTE; Eduardo Nicolau – O ESTADO DE S. PAULO; Evandro Monteiro – Winner of the Esso Photography Award 2005; Evandro Teixeira; Francisco Fontenele - O POVO (Fortaleza); Germano Lüders – EXAME; Guilherme Busch – CORREIO POPULAR; Gustavo Azeredo – EXTRA; Hélio Campos Mello - REVISTA BRASILEIROS – Winner of the PEJ 1991; Jefferson Botega – ZERO HORA; João Alfredo Bruschz – GAZETA DO POVO; João Alves Filho – MEIO NORTE – PI; Leopoldo Mesquita - REVISTA FHOX; Luiz Tajes - CORREIO BRAZILIENSE; Luiz Morier - Winner of the Esso Photography Award 1983 and 1993; Mara Lúcia da Silva – CARTA CAPITAL; Marcelo Rodrigues Silva – COMÉRCIO DA FRANCA – SP; Marcelo Prates - HOJE EM DIA; Márcio Costa and Silva – CORREIO*; Monica Maia – Doc Galeria; Niels Andreas – Bondorff Produções; Patrick Szymshek – LANCE; Paulo Marcos de Mendonça Lima (O DIA); Paulo Rodrigues; Porthus Brito Jr. – O PIONEIRO (RS); Reginaldo Manente - Winner of the Esso Photography Award 82 – honorable mention 62, 63, and 65; Rejane Araújo – O TEMPO; Rogério Pallatta – CONTIGO; Rogério Reis - AGÊNCIA TYBA; Rubens Chiri - ARFOC-SP; Sergio Branco – FOTOGRAFE MELHOR; Sérgio Ranalli – FOLHA DE LONDRINA; Sidney Lopes – ESTADO DE MINAS; Silas Botelho – VALOR ECONÔMICO; Vitor Jubini Ventorin – A GAZETA – ES; Weimer Carvalho – O POPULAR – GO; Teresa Maia – DIÁRIO DE PERNAMBUCO.

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