US Journalism Awards
Established in December of 1968 by a group of reporters covering Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, the awards program has far exceeded the expectations of its founders. Led by a committee of six independent journalists, the Awards are judged by more than fifty journalists each year. It has become the largest program of its kind and one of few in which the winners are determined solely by their peers.
May Ying Welsh, Hassan Mahfood, and John Blair from Al Jazeera English won the 2012 Grand Prize for their documentary: "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark."