NEW YORK – The winners of the 2014 George Polk Awards in Journalism include reporters for The New York Times and the Miami Herald.
The Times' Rukmini Callimachi won for international reporting for her account of how European nations secretly paid ransoms to free hostages held by the Islamic State militant group.
Times reporters Michael Schwirtz and Michael Winerip shared the award for justice reporting with Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown. They exposed the abuse of inmates by guards at correction and detention facilities.
The Polk Awards were created in 1949 in honor of CBS reporter George W. Polk, who was killed covering the Greek civil war.
The 2014 winners were announced Sunday by Long Island University, which administers them. The awards will be given out April 10.