Sacramento Bee senior photojournalist Renée C. Byer was a finalist in the photojournalism category in the Scripps Howard Awards. Byer was recognized for her portfolio of work that included photographs of “The Last Days of the Hotel Marshall” and a photo essay “Living on a Dollar a Day,” which appeared in California Forum and documented extreme poverty on four continents.
Daniel Berehulak of The New York Times won the photojournalism award for chronicling the arc of Ebola’s deadly spread across West Africa. Robert Cohen of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was also a finalist for a diverse portfolio that showcased daily life, economic disparity and months of protests in Ferguson, Mo.
Established in 1953, the Scripps Howard Foundation’s national journalism awards competition recognizes outstanding print, broadcast and online journalism in 15 categories during 2014.
Byer, who joined The Bee in 2003, won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and was a finalist for the award in 2013.