Future of Media

A look at convergence in Tampa

No one to date has tackled convergence with the zeal and commitment of Media General, Inc., the parent company of the Tampa Tribune, WFLA-TV and online news provider Tampa Bay Online or, reports the RTNDA. "What makes this covergence unique," says Gil Thelen, the Tribune's executive editor and vice president, "is that this is the only place in the country where you have a newspaper, television station and online division under one roof."

New Times for the Old Belt

Award-Winning Work, Convergence, Great Convergence Work, Great Enterprise Work, Great Interactive Storytelling, Great Multimedia Work, Great Work Gallery
New Times for the Old Belt is an interactive documentary that explores the effects of the changing tobacco industry on small farmers through images and audio. Winner of the Best Use of Photography in the New Media Category of the National Press Photographers annual Pictures of the Year competition. Produced by the Greensborogo News & Record in partnership with Neon Sky.

Elections Upgrade, CourierPost Online

Convergence, Great Interactive Storytelling, Great Online Commentary, Great Work Gallery
CourierPost Online partnered with the editorial department of its print brethren, The Courier-Post of New Jersey, in its push for statewide online voting. They commissioned a private company to create a sample, secure, online ballot, which walks users through an interactive vote of presidential, congressional and local candidates. A clever, original use of the Web -- and one of the few original online projects by a newspaper's editorial section.