“The Last Call” Honored with 2021 Online Journalism Award


October 15, 2021
Anne Husted Series Publicity Manager, FRONTLINE

The Online News Association awarded The Last Calla FRONTLINE short documentary co-produced with The New Yorker — with a 2021 Online Journalism Award for “Digital Video Journalism.”

Produced by Marcela Gaviria, Martin Smith, and Michelle Mizner, and senior produced by Carla Borrás, The Last Call was filmed during reporting for the 2020 FRONTLINE documentary The Virus: What Went Wrong. The short film tells story of a family devastated by New York City’s COVID-19 outbreak, revealing how the highly infectious disease upended the ways loved ones connected — and how they were forced to say goodbye.

The Last Call offers a window into the heartbreaking reality so many families across the world faced during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. We are grateful to the Caro family, for allowing us to tell their story with our audiences, and to the Online News Awards, for recognizing this short film with an Online Journalism Award,” said FRONTLINE Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath. “We share this honor with our partners at The New Yorker and the entire film team.”

This year’s Online Journalism Award winners were announced Friday, Oct. 15. In addition to The Last Call, FRONTLINE also received 2021 OJA nominations for its podcast I’m Not a Monster, with BBC Sounds and BBC Panorama, in the “Excellence in Audio Digital Storytelling” category and for its interactive The Virus at Sea in the “Pandemic Coverage – Single Story” category.

You can read a full list of this year’s OJA winners and watch The Last Call in its entirety below.

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