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A winning story or podcast has ground-level reporting and lucid writing. It's also successful in at least one of these three ways: Helping us to see the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. Showing us the lives of those who lack position and power (such as the unborn, the unhoused, the uneducated, or the unemployed) and making us care about them. Illuminating the hope that the Bible provides.

Stories about capital punishment, homelessness, Boston’s elderly poor, and hard lives in Haiti and Afghanistan are among the 10 winners of 2023 Zenger Prizes.

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2022 Zenger Prizes recognized authors of stories about the problems of evangelicalism, the struggles of Christians in China, the skepticism of African Americans about election reform, and the man who served the longest-known wrongful prison sentence in American history, among others.

See the full list of 2022 winners.

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