The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Conversation: ProPublica’s Catalyst Award


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Wes Unruh - 8/7/2019


Whichever side you’re on, “there’s nothing that compares to hearing the cries of those children,” Michael Grabell, reporter at ProPublica, says of the heart-wrenching recording that brought worldwide attention to the separation of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border last summer. Peabody Awards honored the independent, nonprofit newsroom with its first-ever Catalyst Award “for changing the conversation from one of indifferent policy to the question of our morality as a nation.”