Alumna Danielle Ivory Becomes Joint Recipient of 2020 Philip Meyer Journalism Award

12th February 2021

Congratulations to alumna Danielle Ivory (2005, MPhil History) who is part of the New York Times reporting team who were awarded first place in the 2020 Philip Meyer Journalism Awards, in recognition of their groundbreaking coronavirus tracking project.

Danielle has played an important role in the project that has collected huge swathes of data mapping the course of the pandemic globally, and the extent of disparities in regions that have been heavily affected. The judges from Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. (IRE), the organisation that bestow these awards, praised the team at the New York Times for having published ‘groundbreaking journalism rooted in social science methods that helped shed light on disparities in the impact from COVID-19’. The judgement continued ‘This work truly is a public service for researchers, for public policy efforts, and most importantly, for readers.’

Professor Adrian Gregory, who tutored Danielle during her time at Pembroke, commented “It was such a pleasure to teach Danielle when she was at Pembroke studying for her MPhil in History. She is one of the most lively and imaginative students I've ever had on that course (…) she was always interested in journalism as a career and I'm not surprised she has followed this in such an innovative manner.”

Reflecting on the team’s achievement, Danielle commented "I am so proud and privileged to be a part of this dogged team of journalists, and am enormously grateful to IRE for this recognition. We hope our reporting and data collection continues to help readers navigate their lives in these complicated times."

Danielle’s portrait is also currently on display in the Pembroke Dining Hall, as part of the 2020-21 Hall Portraits Project which recognises and celebrates some of our most successful alumni. More details on the portraits are available here.

Danielle Ivory (2005, MPhil History)
Danielle Ivory (2005, MPhil History)