The American Mosaic Journalism Prize is awarded for excellence in long-form, narrative, or deep reporting on stories about underrepresented and/or misrepresented groups in the present American landscape.

The prize recognizes journalism’s critical ability to foster greater understanding, and aims to recognize and support freelance journalists with an unrestricted cash award of $100,000 per recipient. The prize is intended to call attention to the recipients’ great promise, and to give them the freedom to continue their work.


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2022 Recipient: Ryan Christopher Jones

Ryan Christopher Jones is a Mexican-American photojournalist and anthropologist based in Central California. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times and his work has also been featured in The Atlantic, Der Spiegel, ProPublica, The Washington Post, The Intercept, The Guardian, and others.

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2022 Recipient: Julian Brave NoiseCat

Julian Brave NoiseCat, a member of the Canim Lake Band Tsq’escen and a descendant of the Lil’Wat Nation of Mount Currie, is a journalist currently based in the Pacific Northwest. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The California Sunday Magazine, and National Geographic, among other outlets.

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2022 Judges

Hannah Allam

The Washington Post

Tatal Ansari

US News Reporter,
The Wall Street Journal

Katherine Boo

Author and Co-Chair,
The Pulitzer Prizes

Antonia Hylton

NBC News and MSNBC

Tracy Jan

Race and Economy Reporter,
The Washington Post

Cindi Leive

The Meteor

Wesley Lowery

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

BA Parker

Writer/ Audio Producer,

Perla Trevizo

Investigative Reporter,
Propublica — Texas Tribune

Keith Woods

Chief Diversity Officer,