Rain Media’s short “The Last Call”, co-published with The New Yorker, has been named a finalist in the 2021 Online Journalism Awards.
Produced during reporting for FRONTLINE’s documentary “The Virus: What Went Wrong,” “The Last Call” chronicles New York City nurse Jessica Caro’s harrowing experience in the spring of 2020 as multiple members of her family, including her mother, contracted the coronavirus. Unable to comfort or support her mother in person, Jessica is forced to do what she can over phone and text. “The Last Call” shows not only the personal pain behind the statistics of coronavirus, but also the way that the deadly disease has upended the ways loved ones connect — and say goodbye.
“The Last Call” is one of two finalists in the short form category for Digital Video Storytelling. Winners will be announced October 15, 2021.