A big congratulations to the ten PIN newsrooms that were finalists and winners of the Online News Association’s 2014 awards! They are: Oregon Public Broadcasting, KUT Austin, St. Louis Public Radio, NPR, MPR News, New Hampshire Public Radio, The Center for Public Integrity, News21, WLRN-Miami Herald News, and The Washington Post.
Here’s how some of these newsrooms use PIN to, as ONA puts it, push “the envelope of innovation and excellence in digital storytelling and distribution.”
The Miami Herald (winner, Knight Award for Public Service ): PIN was deeply embedded in this project. A PIN query turned up two expert sources in the year-long “Innocents Lost” investigation into Florida’s failure to protect children in families with child welfare histories, and two other queries led the online discussions around the investigation. The newsroom also used PIN to invite guests to their Town Hall event.
St. Louis Public Radio (finalist in General Excellence in Online Journalism, Medium category ): PIN is embedded in their newsroom as a way to consistently hear from and engage with diverse communities.
The Washington Post (finalist in General Excellence in Online Journalism, Large category): PIN helps the newsroom dive deeper into stories as they unfold and get ahead of the news by learning from sources locally and across the country about important issues.
We are proud to work with all of you as you push the digital news envelope to new limits.