Goodman, who has reported from the Americas for over two decades, has produced “groundbreaking, often unique investigations that combine deeply sourced knowledge with keen empathy,” according to the judges.
In Venezuela—a widely censored country with often little information emerging—Goodman provided accurate accounts of what was happening on the ground amid the political and economic collapse of one of the region’s wealthiest countries. When the abuses of the Nicolás Maduro government made reporting from within Venezuela all but impossible, Goodman proceeded to produce scoops from Florida, Washington and elsewhere.
The Cabot Prizes honor journalists and news organizations for career excellence and coverage of the Western Hemisphere that furthers inter-American understanding.
Winners, who will be recognized on Oct. 18 in New York, can be found here.