The Atlantic

Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief
American Hustler,” by Franklin Foer
March
Based on new reporting of his own, along with an extraordinary synthesis of earlier work on the topic, Franklin Foer presented Atlantic readers the definitive profile of Paul Manafort, lobbyist, consultant, strategist and crook.

Bloomberg Businessweek

Joel Weber, Editor
"I Hereby Confess Judgment," by Zachary R. Mider and Zeke Faux
November 26
Bloomberg Businessweek showed how, in the wake of the financial crisis, companies offering a form of lending called “cash advance” turned New York’s court system into a debt-collection machine that chewed up thousands of small business owners.

The California Sunday Magazine in partnership with Type Investigations

Douglas McGray, Editor in Chief, The California Sunday Magazine
Whatever’s Your Darkest Question, You Can Ask Me,” by Lizzie Presser
April 1
Laced with historical context, this propulsive narrative illustrates the risks women are willing to take to regain power over their bodies, including forming underground abortion networks, after being failed by America's medical and legal systems.

The New Yorker

David Remnick, Editor
Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse,” by Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, May 7, at newyorker.com
Trouble at the Top,” by Ronan Farrow, August 6 & 13
As Leslie Moonves Negotiates His Exit From CBS, Six Women Raise New Assault and Harassment Claims,” by Ronan Farrow, September 9, at newyorker.com
In a series of blockbuster exposés, The New Yorker continued to reveal abuses of power by prominent men, once again remaking the national conversation that gave rise to the #MeToo movement.

The New Yorker

David Remnick, Editor
"Shallow Graves," by Ben Taub
December 24 & 31
After the defeat of ISIS in Iraq, The New Yorker ’s Ben Taub traveled to Baghdad and Mosul to report on the government’s demand for revenge, which threatened to destroy any chance of reconciliation or peace.

Politico

Carrie Budoff Brown, Editor
Blake Hounshell, Editor in Chief, Politico Magazine
The Genocide the U.S. Didn't See Coming,” by Nahal Toosi
March/April
Politico’s revelatory story about the brutal repression of the Rohingya relayed horrifying on-the-ground reporting and documented competing visions of American foreign policy.

ProPublica co-published with Time

Stephen Engelberg, Editor in Chief, ProPublica
Unprotected,” by Finlay Young
October 11 at propublica.org
This shocking report from ProPublica and TIME laid bare the reality behind an American charity that pledged to save girls in Liberia from sexual exploitation—but put them in danger instead.