From their release:
washingtonpost.com Wins Emmy for Katrina Coverage
Award is First National Emmy in New Media Category
(Arlington, VA, Sept. 26, 2005) washingtonpost.comâ€™s coverage of Hurricane Katrina was the recipient of the first national “Emmy” award for original video journalism created specifically for new media. The honor, for Outstanding Achievement in Content for Non-Traditional Delivery Platforms, was announced at the National Television Academy’s 27th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony held in New York City on Monday September 25.
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Senior videojournalist Travis Fox, producer of the Katrina series, accepted the award on behalf of washingtonpost.com. Other nominees included web documentaries produced by nytimes.com, mtv.com, and nationalgeographic.com.
Jim Brady, executive editor of washingtonpost.com, said “Beyond the recognition of a great body of work on an incredibly important story, the award is an affirmation of the power and potential of multimedia storytelling on the web.”
Caroline Little, CEO and publisher of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, said, “Since its launch, washingtonpost.com has made a strong commitment to video and multimedia. This award shows that the investment paid off in both quality and industry-leading innovation. I’m immensely proud of our team.”
The award is the culmination of a banner year for washingtonpost.comâ€™s multimedia team, including a regional Emmy for videojournalist Ben de la Cruz, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and 31 of 90 awards for video news given by the White House News Photographers Association.
Links to the winning Katrina video series may be found here: