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APB Wins ONA Journalism Award
Honored for Best Use of Web for News Reporting

Dec.1, 2000

NEW YORK (APBnews.com) -- APBnews.com has received an inaugural Online Journalism Award for creative use of the Web in a multimedia report on a series of unsolved murders.

ONA Columbia University
Best use of the online medium for news reporting

The award, presented today in New York by the Online News Association (ONA) and Columbia University, honored The Great Basin Murders, an interactive feature detailing the killings of nine women in several western states.

"APBnews.com made excellent use of the whole palette of media types to cast light on a series or murders, little known elsewhere," the judges said. "Audio, video, scanned police reports, maps and photos of the victims make the stories come alive in a way that print publications couldn't do."

Finalists in the category of "Creative Use of the Web: Original" included another APBnews.com feature, Crimes of the Century.

Winners in the other ten categories of the annual competition included The New York Times, The Associated Press, MSNBC.com, Salon.com and ABCnews.com

Administered by Columbia

Founded in 1999, the ONA is a national professional organization of news editors, reporters and producers working in new media journalism. The Online Journalism Awards program joins other prizes administered by Columbia, including the Pulitzer Prizes, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in Broadcast Journalism, the National Magazine Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes in inter-American journalism.

Four nominations

APBnews.com received a total of four nominations -- more than any other site -- for the first Online Journalism Awards.

The site's other nominations were for Pulitzer Prize winner Sydney H. Schanberg's "Keeping POW/MIA Secrets" in the category of Enterprise Journalism: Original to the Web and the "College Community Crime Risk" package in the Service Journalism: Original to the Web category.

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