2016 Awards

Superlative reporting on leaked data, prison reform and undue police force led coverage that garnered top honors for 35 media organizations Saturday night at the 2016 Online Journalism Awards, which ended the Online News Association Conference.

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General Excellence in Online Journalism, Small

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Knight Award for Public Service

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Breaking News, Small

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Breaking News, Medium

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

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Planned News / Events, Small

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Explanatory Reporting, Small

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Topical Reporting, Small

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Topical Reporting, Medium

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Topical Reporting, Large (tie)

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Online Commentary

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Feature, Small

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Sports, Small

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Sports, Medium

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Sports, Large

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The David Teeuwen Student Journalism Award, Small

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The David Teeuwen Student Journalism Award, Large

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  • NYC Values, NYU Journalism, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

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Pro-Am Student Award

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  • America’s Weed Rush, Carnegie-Knight News21 Initiative, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
  • Bridging Selma, Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication and West Virginia University Reed College of Media
  • Return to Chernobyl, NYU Journalism – Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and FRONTLINE

The Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, Small

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The Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, Large

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Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Small

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  • Undercurrent, School of Media and Journalism, University of North Carolina

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The University of Florida Award for Investigative Data Journalism, Small/Medium

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The University of Florida Award for Investigative Data Journalism, Large

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2016 Rich Jaroslovsky Founder Award

Steve Buttry, Director of Student Media, LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication

2016 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting

Sima Diab, Freelance Photographer and Reporter