New York Times leads the pack with 8 nominations; awards celebrate the best in innovative digital storytelling and distribution
The New York Times racked up the most nominations for the annual Online Journalism Awards on Monday, scoring eight from the Online News Association.
The Times was a finalist in nearly every category for which it was eligible. Pulitzer-prize winning “Snowfall” was among them, as was its coverage of the 2012 presidential election and Hurricane Sandy.
The ONA singled out journalistic heavy-hitters and small student start-ups for praise. The winners will be named on October 19 at ONA's annual awards banquet.
Public radio stations also did well: NPR was nominated for General Excellence in Online Journalism and for its presidential election coverage, while stations such as WNYC, Boston's WBUR and KPCC received nods. As TheWrap previously reported, KPCC has increased its focus on digital journalism in recent years. That push could pay off in the form of an OJA.
The L.A. Times was a finalist in four categories, including Watchdog Journalism, Innovative Investigative Journalism, Topical Reporting and Explanatory Reporting.
Here's the full list of finalists:
Knight Award for Public Service
General Excellence in Online Journalism, Small
General Excellence in Online Journalism, Medium
General Excellence in Online Journalism, Large
Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism
Breaking News, Small
Breaking News, Medium
Breaking News, Large
Planned News/Events, Small
Planned News/Events, Medium
Planned News/Events, Large
Explanatory Reporting, Small
Explanatory Reporting, Medium
Explanatory Reporting, Large
Topical Reporting, Small
Topical Reporting, Medium
Topical Reporting, Large
Online Commentary, Small
Online Commentary, Medium
Online Commentary, Large
Student Projects, Small
Student Projects, Large
Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Small
Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Medium
Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Large
Gannett Foundation Award for Watchdog Journalism
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