David Horsey, an editorial cartoonist and columnist, was honored in the cartoon division for 15 images illustrating income equality, social justice and the proliferation of guns. His work is syndicated by Tribune Media Services and has appeared in more than 200 media outlets.
Photojournalist Rick Loomis, who has been with The Times since 1994, was recognized for the 2013 series "Private Wars," which chronicled how three
Loomis was also recognized by the RFK center last year with the New Media Award for the series "Beyond 7 Billion," documenting the world's ever-growing population.
The awards recognize outstanding reporting in nine professional and three student categories. The contest recognizes reporters for their work touching on human rights, social justice and individual action, issues Kennedy dedicated himself to.
The entries were judged by 60 media professionals. The grand prize winner will be announced May 22 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.