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ONA 2014 winners

Check out the interactive data visualizations used to tell some of the most interesting stories of 2013

September 30, 2014

Last Saturday, we finally met the winners of the 2014 Online Journalism Awards (OJA). The announcement was made during the 2014 ONA Banquet at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, closing another successful edition of the Online News Association annual conference.

We posted a special round up with our favorite interactive visualizations and projects that were competing in the final round, a couple of weeks ago. A group of 60 industry-leading journalists and new media professionals, led by ONA Board member and OJA Chair Joshua Hatch, teamed up to screen entrants and select those finalists, and then, 12 judges, representing a diverse cross-section of the industry, conferred to determine winners from independent, community, nonprofit, major media, start-up and international news sites.

So, who won? The Seattle Times and Calgary Herald dominated the Breaking News categories with respective coverage of a local landslide and floods in Alberta. The two newest OJA categories, the $7,500 University of Florida Awards in Investigative Data Journalism, were won by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s examination of screening programs for newborns with rare diseases and MPR News for the cover-up of sexual abuse within the Catholic church.

Each winner of the three General Excellence Awards — The Los Angeles Times, ProPublica and the Center for Public Integrity — took home a $3,000 prize, courtesy of the Gannett Foundation. The Knight Award for Public Service, with a $5,000 prize from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, went to The Miami Herald’s I-Team investigation into Florida’s lack of protection for abused children.

We leave you now with the some of the winning entries, and check out the full list here.

Click through the images to access the interactive versions.

Oso Landslide | The Seattle Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Oso Landslide
(image: The Seattle Times | Winner “Breaking News, Large”)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Oso Landslide
(image: The Seattle Times | Winner “Breaking News, Large”)

Innocents Lost | Miami Herald

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Innocents Lost
(image: Miami Herald | Winner “Knight Award for Public Service”)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 477 Children who will never grow up | Miami Herald
(image: Miami Herald | Winner “Knight Award for Public Service”)

Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt | NPR

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt
(image: NPR | Winner “Feature, Large” and “Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Large”)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt
(image: NPR | Winner “Feature, Large” and “Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Large”)

Thin Ice: Exploring Mount Hood’s Secret World | Oregon Public Broadcasting

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Thin Ice: Exploring Mount Hood’s Secret World
(image: Oregon Public Broadcasting | Winner “Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Medium”)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Thin Ice: Exploring Mount Hood’s Secret World
(image: Oregon Public Broadcasting | Winner “Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Medium”)

Hollow | Hollow Interactive

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Hollow
(image: Hollow Interactive | Winner “Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Small”)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Hollow
(image: Hollow Interactive | Winner “Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Small”)

Sea Change: The Pacific’s perilous turn | The Seattle Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn
(image: The Seattle Times | Winner “Explanatory Reporting, Large”)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Sea Change: The Pacific's perilous turn

(image: The Seattle Times | Winner “Explanatory Reporting, Large”)

Segregation Now | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Earthquake Preparedness in Segregation Now | ProPublica
(image: ProPublica | Co-winner “Explanatory Reporting, Medium”)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Earthquake Preparedness in Segregation Now | ProPublica
(image: ProPublica | Co-winner “Explanatory Reporting, Medium”)

Breaking the Silence | The Baltimore Sun

(image: The Baltimore Sun | Co-winner “Explanatory Reporting, Medium”)
Partial screen capture of the interactive special Breaking the Silence
(image: The Baltimore Sun | Co-winner “Explanatory Reporting, Medium”)

Rebuilding Haiti | The Pixel Hunt, The European Journalism Centre, Rue89

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Rebuilding Haiti
(image: The Pixel Hunt, The European Journalism Centre, Rue89 | Winner “Explanatory Reporting, Small”)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Rebuilding Haiti
(image: The Pixel Hunt, The European Journalism Centre, Rue89 | Winner “Explanatory Reporting, Small”)

World Chess Championship 2013 | VG

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic World Chess Championship 2013
(image: VG | Winner “Planned News/Events, Large”)

Newton, one year after | MotherJones

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Newton One year after
(image: Mother Jones | Winner “Planned News/Events, Medium”)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Newton, one year after
(image: MotherJones | Winner “Planned News/Events, Medium”)

31 Days, 31 Ways | Texas Tribune

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 31 Days, 31 Ways | Texas Tribune
(image: Texas Tribune | Winner “Planned News/Events, Small”)

News 21: Back Home | Carnegie-Knight News21, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic News 21: Back Home

(image: Carnegie-Knight News21, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University | Winner “Student Projects, Large”)
 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic News 21: Back Home

(image: Carnegie-Knight News21, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University | Winner “Student Projects, Large”)

Return to Elwha | University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Partial screen capture of the interactive special Return to Elwha
(image: University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism | Co-winner “Student Projects, Small “)
Partial screen capture of the interactive special Return to Elwha
(image: University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism | Co-winner “Student Projects, Small “)

What is Home? | University of Miami

Partial screen capture of the interactive special What is Home?
(image: University of Miami | Co-winner “Student Projects, Small “)
(image: University of Miami | Co-winner “Student Projects, Small “)

Fugitives Next Door | USA Today

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The ones that get away
(image: USA Today | Winner “The Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, Large” )
Partial screen capture of the interactive map The ones that get away
(image: USA Today | Winner “The Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, Large” )

Overdose: Use Only as Directed | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Overdose: Use Only as Directed
(image: ProPublica | Winner “The Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, Medium” )

Paying Till It Hurts | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Paying Till It Hurts
(image: The New York Times | Winner “Topical Reporting, Large” )

ProPublica’s Health Care Coverage | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive ProPublica’s Health Care Coverage
(image: ProPublica | Winner “Topical Reporting, Medium” )

Deadly delays | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Partial screen capture of the interactive Deadly delays
(image: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Winner “University of Florida Award in Investigative Data Journalism, Large” )

 

Congratulations to all the winners, participants, organization and everyone else supporting the 2014 ONA, and like we said before, we hope to see some of the conference materials available soon – looks like the keynotes were very interesting (#ona2014 on Twitter).

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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