The jury of the True Story Award has selected 39 texts from among 1,179 received to be eligible for the awards in its 2020-21 edition.
Two of those chosen were published in EL PAÍS:
, by Jacobo García, and
Thus We Lost the Generation That Changed Spain
, by Pablo de Llano.
According to the jury, García eloquently shows the reader how much we ignore about the coastal zone shared between Mexico, Belize and Honduras, and about the complex and destructive social dynamics that take place in those almost fifteen hundred kilometers of coastline.
And De Llano writes "through brilliant reporting with depth and sensitivity on the effects of the coronavirus in the community most devastated by the pandemic in Spain."
The nominees and representatives of the jury will meet at the Internationales Reportagen Festival Bern, from August 19 to 22, 2021. The festival begins with the meeting of the main jury - including journalists such as Argentine Leila Guerriero, French Patrick de Saint-Exupéry , the Chinese Xiaolu Guo or the American Jon Lee Anderson - where the three winning texts will be decided that will be announced during the awards ceremony, on August 20, 2021.
The True Story Award is one of the most distinguished awards in journalism.
It aims to spread the voices of reporters beyond the borders of their countries and increase the diversity of perspectives.