It’s almost time to meet the winners of the 2013 Online Journalism Awards (OJAs).
Over the past decade, the OJAs have recognized major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in multimedia storytelling. This year, the awards were modified to keep up with the rapidly evolving industry by including non-English entries in all categories and updating the student categories. Seven awards come with a total of $37,500 in prize money, courtesy of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Gannett Foundation, which also is supporting a new Watchdog Journalism category with a $5,000 award.
The shortlist with the finalists is available online, and winners will be known on the final night of the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet, which will be Oct. 19, 2013, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
100 Gallons | Powering a Nation
68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope | Boston Globe
Crime in Chicago | Chicago Tribune
Superstorm Sandy | WNYC
Zoom In On Oklahoma Tornado Damage | MPR
Under Pressure | MIT
Snow Fall | The New York Times
#Banlieuelanui | Radio-Canada
America under the Gun | Mother Jones
Property tax changes | Axis Philly
Ala Wai Canal: Hawaii’s Biggest Mistake? | Honolulu Civil Beat
Bounced around | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Firestorm | The Guardian
A Movement Emerges in Nashville | The Tennessean
The Pulse of Oakland | Brittany Schell
Beyond 7 Billion | L.A. Times
The action-packed journey to US election day in graphic novel form | The Guardian
Who are the Super PACs’ Biggest Donors? | ProPublica
Cicada Tracker | WNYC
How America Gives | The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Out in the great alone | ESPN
2012 Election | Politify
The Ethics Explorer | Texas Tribune
Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood Zones | ProPublica
Legal drugs, deadly outcomes | L.A. Times
Targeting the Electorade | PBS
How fast is LAFD where you live? | L.A. Times
For disabled veterans awaiting benefits decisions, location matters | Bay Citizen
Besides these projects, it’s important to notice that the shortlist for the Gannett Foundation Award for Technichal Innovation in the service of Digital Journalism includes D3.js (The New York Times), Quartz and Tarbell (Chicago Tribune). And, being this a ‘data visualization edition’ it obviously doesn’t implies that the other projects aren’t worth visiting. Again, the full list is available here.
Good luck to all the participants, and let’s wait for the winners to be announced!
Links: Online News Association – 2013 Online Journalism Awards finalists announced