Online Journalism Award winners 2011

BBC News, Flipboard, the Los Angeles Times, Zeit Online and the Washington Post were among the news and technology organizations winning 2011 Online Journalism Awards. This year, the awards introduced changes to acknowledge the explosion of journalistic innovation on new digital platforms. Entries for all awards were open to news produced for any digital device.

BBC News, The Globe and Mail, Voice of San Diego, NJ Spotlight, OWNI and LA NACION each won General Excellence Awards in their respective categories. Each award includes a $3,000 prize, courtesy of the Gannett Foundation. The Asbury Park Press took home the Knight Award for Public Service for “Barnegat Bay Under Stress,” which comes with a $5,000 prize from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Los Angeles Times (“Breach of Faith”) and Pro Publica (“Dialysis: High Costs and Hidden Perils of Treatment Guaranteed for All”) each won $2,500 and the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism at the 12th annual awards ceremony.

Here are the winners in each category, with links to their winning entries:

Knight Award for Public Service
Barnegat Bay Under Stress – Asbury Park Press

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Large Site
BBC News

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Medium Site
The Globe and Mail

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Small Site
voiceofsandiego.org – Voice of San Diego

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Micro Site
NJ Spotlight

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

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

Breaking News, Large Site
Coverage of the uprisings in Egypt – Al Jazeera

Breaking News, Small Site
A Snow Storm Hits New York and WNYC Listeners Map the Cleanup – WNYC Radio

Specialty Site Journalism, Affiliated
NPR Music – NPR (Tie)

Pipeline – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/post-gazette.com (Tie)

Specialty Site Journalism, Independent
edweek.org – Education Week, Editorial Projects in Education

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Large Site
Breach of Faith – Los Angeles Times

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Small Site
Dialysis – ProPublica

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Large Site
Traumatic Brain Injury: Coming home a different person – The Washington Post

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Medium Site
Exile Without End: Palestinians in Lebanon – CBC News, Radio-Canada, ALT Digital Design Studio

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Small Site
Crisis Guide: Pakistan – Council on Foreign Relations / MediaStorm

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Student Site
Global Warning – Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Large Site
CNN Belief Blog – CNN Digital

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Medium Site
Ward Room – NBCChicago.com

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Small Site
OpenSecrets.org

Online Commentary/Blogging, Large Site
Arianna Huffington – The Huffington Post

Online Commentary/Blogging, Medium Site
No award

Online Commentary/Blogging, Small
No award

Outstanding Informational Graphic or Data Visualization, Professional
Tell-All Telephone – Zeit Online

Outstanding Informational Graphic or Data Visualization, Student
No award

Online Video Journalism, Large Site
Caught in the Crossfire: Victims of Gang Violence – Los Angeles Times

Online Video Journalism, Medium Site
Exile Without End: Palestinians in Lebanon – CBC News, Radio-Canada, ALT Digital Design Studio

Online Video Journalism, Small Site
Powering a Nation: Spilling Over – UNC News21

Online Video Journalism, Student
Haiti’s Lost Children – University of Miami (Tie)

Now What Argentina? – University of North Carolina & Universidad Pontifica de Argentina(Tie)

Community Collaboration
The Tiziano Project | 360 Kurdistan

The Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Journalism
Flipboard

 

 

 

 

 

Launched in 2000 and administered by the Online News Association, in partnership with the University of Miami’s School of Communication, the OJAs are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism, focusing on independent, community, nonprofit, major media and international news sites. 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.