MSNBC.com, Nola.com win Online Journalism Awards

By Steve Safran 

The 2006 Online Journalism Awards were handed out at the Online News Association gathering over the weekend. Coverage of Hurricane Katrina led to awards in several categories, including MSNBC.com‘s award for Outstanding Use of Multiple Media, NOLA.com‘s Knight Foundation Award for Public Service and the overall award for Breaking News by a large-market outlet, and the Sun Herald‘s award for Breaking News by a small-market outlet. The awards for General Excellence in Online Journalism went to: MSNBC (large), Roanoke.com (medium) and The Center for Public Integrity (small). The only local TV site to win an award is WTHR for investigative journalism. Full list below…

General Excellence in Online Journalism (Large): MSNBC.com

General Excellence in Online Journalism (Medium): Roanoke.com

General Excellence in Online Journalism (Small) : The Center for Public Integrity

Breaking News (Large) : “Hurricane Katrina,” NOLA.com

Breaking News (Small) : “Hurricane Katrina,” SunHerald.com

Online Commentary (Large) : “David Pogue on NYTimes.com,” New York Times

Online Commentary (Medium) : “Stuck in the 80s,” TampaBay.com

Online Commentary (Small) : “Good Morning Silicon Valley,” John Paczkowski

Outstanding Use of Multiple Media (Large): “Hurricane Katrina,” MSNBC.com

Outstanding Use of Multiple Media (Small): “Montgomery Boycott,” Montgomery Advertiser

Specialty Journalism (Large) : “ESPN Insider,” ESPN

Specialty (Small) : Fine Woodworking

Service Journalism (Large) : “The Mercury Menace,” Chicago Tribune Service

Journalism (Small) : Gulf Coast News

Investigative Journalism (Large) : “A Million Little Lies,” The Smoking Gun

Investigative Journalism (Small) : “Cause for Alarm,” WTHR 13 Eyewitness

News Student Journalism: “Rezoned,” Jeff DelViscio and Khody Akhavi, Columbia School of Journalism

Knight Foundation Award for Public Service: “Hurricane Katrina: The Storm We Always Feared,” NOLA.com

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