NPR, Frontline receive Online Journalism Awards

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NPR and Frontline scored honors at the Online Journalism Awards Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C. The Gannett Foundation Award for innovative investigative journalism, small site, went to the collaboration among ProPublica, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Frontline for “Law and Disorder,” a probe into post-Katrina shootings by the police. The Gannett Foundation Award winner for technical innovation in the service of digital journalism was NPR’s API, which provides a way for various computer applications to receive NPR programming (Current, July 21, 2008). And won for outstanding use of emerging platforms for its popular mobile apps.