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Award-Winning Work

Mystery at Little Elk, Startribune.com

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Most Innovative Use of Digital Media, Features/Enterprise, Circulation more than 250,000, Digital Edge Awards 2001. Judges wrote, "This site, developed for children and their families, cleverly unearths the history of a plot of land on the Mississippi River where American Indians, French fur traders, explorers and lumbermen lived for hundreds of years. Judges saluted the fine teamwork between the print and online groups and praised their ability to weave text, audio, video and animations into a compelling package."

PBS.org: Moyers on Dying

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"End-of-life" tools and more, based on a PBS program with Bill Moyers. Winner, Service Journalism: Affiliated, Online Journalism Awards 2001. The judges said: This package, based on a Bill Moyers special TV report, did more than just repurpose a TV show. It became the center of a strong community project tied to the show. The judges said they found the guide for doctors on how to understand and handle diversity especially compelling. Said one judge: "They pulled it off like nobody else could."

"Baggage screening," MSNBC.com

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"Baggage screening: Can you spot the threats?" MSNBC.com. A clever game designed to show people how difficult airport baggage screening is. Users view real baggage x-rays and must determine whether they contain explosives, knives or guns. Then their performance is graded. Winner of the 2003 Online Journalism Award for Creative Use of the Medium.

Behind the Scenes: Fiore's Animated Cartoons

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When one thinks of online journalists who are doing innovative, enlightening work that truly takes advantage of the medium, Mark Fiore is one of the first names that comes to mind. Fiore recently won the 2002 Online Journalism Award for commentary and was a finalist in the Creative Use of the Medium category. In this Q&A with CyberJournalist.net's Jonathan Dube, Fiore explains why "technology doesn't make the cartoon" and that the key to making an animated cartoon effective is "having something to say." You can see dozens of Fiore's wonderful cartoons at http://www.markfiore.com. (more…)

Behind the Scenes: Gotham Gazette

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The Gotham Gazette, an independent Web news site about New York City, recently won the Online News Association's award for Independent Service Journalism for an exhaustive package about Rebuilding NYC in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, including an interactive game where users could design their own vision of how to rebuild lower Manhattan. In an essay for CyberJournalist.net, Gotham Gazette Editor Jonathan Mandell describes how the tiny staff of Gotham Gazette put together this award-winning package. Continue reading...

Behind the Scenes: 'Amtrak: All Aboard?'

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The Christian Science Monitor's 'Amtrak: All Aboard?' is a wonderful multimedia look at Amtrak's troubles, incorporating audio, Weblogs and interactive maps. In an essay for CyberJournalist.net, News Producer Ben Arnoldy explains how csmonitor.com produced the package, which is a finalist for the Online Journalism Awards that will be announced this weekend. Continue reading...

Behind the Scenes: SonicMemorial.org

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The Sonic Memorial Project is a searchable audio archive of immediate, first-person accounts chronicling Sept. 11 from almost every vantage point, collected by NPR's Lost and Found Sound and the public broadcasting community. The project's impressive site, SonicMemorial.org, was built by Picture Projects, an award-winning interactive documentary company. The site's unique Sonic Browser interface enables users to zoom in and out on specific sounds while ambient audio plays in the background. CyberJournalist.net's Jonathan Dube asked Picture Projects cofounders Alison Cornyn and Sue Johnson about the making of SonicMemorial.org. Continue reading...

62 Days from Ground Zero

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62 Days from Ground Zero, The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y. Most Innovative Use of Digital Media: News Event Coverage, Circulation 75,000 to 250,000, Digital Edge Awards 2002. Judges said: Restricted by resources but determined to document the effects of Sept. 11 on its small-town communities, The Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., developed this simple, moving site. It pays tribute to the more than 60 area residents who lost their lives during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to the heroes of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties.

Flood2001.com, Lee Enterprises

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Most Innovative Use of Digital Media, News Event Coverage, Circulation less than 75,000, Digital Edge Awards 2001. Judges wrote, "Four Lee newspaper sites located along the Mississippi River swiftly joined forces to publish a news and community service site when the mighty river flooded earlier this year. Judges applauded the collaboration between the print and online news teams and their ability to create a valuable national resource."