Public media outlets made a strong showing in Online Journalism Awards (OJAs) presented Saturday in Chicago.
The nonprofit newsroom ProPublica won four. NPR won three, including two for its Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt project. The Texas Tribune won two; and Oregon Public Broadcasting and Minnesota Public Radio, one each.
Public media winners were:
- Visual digital storytelling, large: Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt, NPR (tie with National Geographic)
- Visual digital storytelling, medium: “Thin Ice: Exploring Mount Hood’s Secret World,” Oregon Public Broadcasting
- Explanatory reporting, medium: Segregation Now, ProPublica (tie with Breaking the Silence, Baltimore Sun)
- Online journalism, medium: propublica.org
- Feature, large: Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt, NPR
- Feature, medium: Segregation Now, ProPublica
- Online Journalism, small: publicintegrity.org, Center for Public Integrity
- Online commentary, large: Code Switch, NPR
- Planned news/events, small: “31 Days, 31 Ways,” Texas Tribune
- Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, medium: Overdose, ProPublica
- Topical reporting, medium: ProPublica’s health care coverage
- Topical reporting, small: Texas abortion filibuster, Texas Tribune
- University of Florida Award in Investigative Data Journalism, small/medium: Betrayed by Silence, Minnesota Public Radio News
The Online News Association launched the OJAs in May 2000 to honor excellence in digital journalism around the world. Finalists — in small, medium and large categories — were announced in August, and a full list of winners is here.
Judges included Scott Klein, assistant managing editor at ProPublica; Doug Mitchell, consultant and project manager, NPR; and Hari Sreenivasan, correspondent and anchor, PBS NewsHour.