The number was two for the Oakland Tribune's "Not Just a Number" package at the Online Journalism Awards Friday in Toronto.
Special recognition also went to washingtonpost.com for its multimedia package, OnBeing, and Michael Parks of USC's Annenberg School of Communication for his service to the Online News Association.
Participants packed the Dominion Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel to see who would win in 20 categories. The 70 finalists were chosen by the judging panel from among more than 700 entries.
The winners were...
Beat reporting, small: Florida Today, Space Beat
Beat reporting, large: Wired.com
Breaking News, small: The Roanoke Times
Breaking News, large: Associated Press
Commentary, small: Wild Bill, New West.net
Commentary, medium: Walt Handelsman, Newsday
Commentary, large: William Saletan, Slate
Service journalism, large: Toronto Star
Service journalism, small: Oakland Tribune
Outstanding Use of Digital Media, small: Wisconsin State Journal, Hip Hop 101
Outstanding Use of Digital Media, large: Discovery Channel, Everest Beyond the Limit
Judges invented another entry on the spot in this category, emcee Ruth Gersh said. They awarded special recognition for innovation to the Washington Post for OnBeing.
Investigative journalism, large: ABC News, Brian Ross Investigates: "The Mark Foley Investigation"
Investigative Journalism, small: Center for Investigative Reporting, Danger On Your Plate
Specialty Journalism, large: Livescience.com
Specialty Journalism, small: Council on Foreign Relations
Student Journalism: Border Beat and Our Tahoe (two winners)
General Excellence, medium: DenverPost.com
General Excellence, small: Ventura County Star
The judges "decided to honor a site that made a huge leap in the last year who made a commitment to put the readers at the center of the news, not just at the receiving end," Gersh said.
General Excellence, large: USA Today
Knight Foundation Award For Public Service: The Oakland Tribune, Not Just a Number
The awards ended just before 10 p.m. with an invitation to all to attend the 2008 awards in Washington.
--Raechal Leone and Savannah Aepli