My colleagues and I were awarded first place for the below package of stories on AB5.
The story I wrote that was part of the package: Uber and Lyft drivers were paid up to $100 to protest a bill that could make them employees
My colleagues and I won first place for our coverage of gig workers in the pandemic.
Here are the comments from the judges:
Winner – Los Angeles Times; Harsh realities for gig workers in perilous timesThe precarious nature of “gig economy” and warehouse work was apparent long before the pandemic. But as millions of workers put themselves in sometimes mortal danger to do these jobs, the L.A. Times’ series shed light on how tech companies failed to protect them. The reporting, which included in-depth profiles of individuals who faced these perils, should have raised questions in readers’ minds about the labor conditions their dollars support, and the treatment of the workers who make e-commerce and fast-delivery services possible.
The story I won for was about Instacart's punitive ratings system that hurts many delivery workers: Unfair ratings cost some Instacart shoppers hundreds a week. Here’s what’s happening
British Journalism Awards
My colleagues at the Guardian and I won a British Journalism Award for our work on the Uber Files, for which received an unprecedented leak of more than 120,000 documents.
From our company's announcement of the award:
The Guardian won three awards, including an honour for its Uber Files investigation, at the British Journalism Awards.
Leaked confidential files revealed how Uber flouted laws, duped police and exploited violence against drivers during its aggressive global expansion. It also uncovered how Uber tried to shore up support by discreetly courting prime ministers, presidents, billionaires, oligarchs and media barons.
The investigation, carried out in collaboration with the BBC’s Panorama programme, won the prize for technology journalism. The judges said at the awards on Thursday: “This was a great scoop which exposed corporate misbehaviour at one of the world’s biggest technology companies.”
The Guardian’s Harry Davies, Simon Goodley, Felicity Lawrence, Lisa O’Carroll, Rob Davies, Paul Lewis, John Collingridge, Johana Bhuiyan, Rowena Mason, Jennifer Rankin, Sam Cutler, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Jon Henley, Andrew Roth, Pamela Duncan, Dan Milmo, Mike Safi, David Pegg all worked on the story.