SOURCE: Online News Association

Online News Association

Online News Association

November 01, 2010 12:01 ET

MSNBC.com, NPR, ProPublica and CNN.com Take Top Honors at 2010 Online Journalism Awards

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 1, 2010) -  Innovative investigative news projects and news produced for tablets and mobile devices were the winners of the three newest categories announced Saturday at the 2010 Online Journalism Awards Banquet.

NPR.org's Mobile Applications took home the first award for Outstanding Use of Emerging Platforms. ProPublica, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Frontline won $2,500 and the new Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Small Site, for their investigative series, "Law and Disorder," at the 11th annual awards ceremony. The New York Times won in the Large Site category for "Toxic Waters."

MSNBC.com, SA LA NACION, The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group, The Texas Tribune/texastribune.org, and the California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting each won General Excellence Awards in their respective categories, which include a $3,000 prize, also courtesy of the Gannett Foundation. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune won the Knight Award for Public Service for "Flipping Fraud," which comes with a $5,000 prize from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Launched in May 2000, the OJAs are administered by the Online News Association in partnership with the University of Miami's School of Communication. Six awards now come with a total of $33,000 in prize money, courtesy of the Gannett Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Following are the winners, by category:

Breaking News, Large Site
CNN.com: Haiti Earthquake

Breaking News, Small Site
The Tennessean: Nashville Flood

Community Collaboration
West Seattle Blog: West Seattle's only 24/7 news source

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Large Site
The New York Times: Held by the Taliban

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Medium Site
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Domani Studios, The Martin Agency, AOL, AOL News, AOL SHOUTcast: We Choose the Moon

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Small Site
National Film Board of Canada: This Land

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Student
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: A Seed is Forever

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Small Site
ProPublica, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Frontline: Law and Disorder

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Large Site
The New York Times: Toxic Waters

Online Commentary/Blogging, Medium Site
Salon.com: Glenn Greenwald

Online Commentary/Blogging, Large Site
ESPN.com: Howard Bryant

Online Commentary/Blogging, Small Site
Caring.com: Dad Has Dementia

Online Video Journalism, Large Site
The Toronto Star: William and the Windmill

Online Video Journalism, Medium Site
The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group: Bottoming Out

Online Video Journalism, Small Site
Yale Environment 360: Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining

Online Video Journalism, Student
Knight Center for International Media, School of Communication, University of Miami: My Story, My Goal

Outstanding Use of Digital Technologies, Professional
The New York Times: Oil Spill Tracker

Outstanding Use of Digital Technologies, Student
No award was given in this category.

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Small Site
voiceofsandiego.org: Building a Community around Education Coverage

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Medium Site
Mother Jones: Team Coverage of BP Oil Spill

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Large Site
CNN.com: Technology

Specialty Site Journalism, Affiliated
CHOW.com

Specialty Site Journalism, Independent
theheart.org by WebMD

Knight Award for Public Service
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Flipping Fraud

Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism
NPR API

Outstanding Use of Emerging Platforms
NPR.org Mobile Applications

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Non-English, Large Site
SA LA NACIÓN

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Non-English, Small Site
OWNI

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Medium Site
The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Small Site
The Texas Tribune | texastribune.org

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Micro Site
California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Large Site
msnbc.com

The Online News Association is the world's largest association of online journalists. ONA's mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, technologists, photographers and others who produce news for the Internet or other digital delivery systems, as well as academic members and others interested in the development of online journalism. ONA also hosts the annual Online News Association annual conference and administers the Online Journalism Awards.

Contact Information

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    Jane McDonnell
    Executive Director
    Online News Association
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