First place: Staff, StarNews, Wilmington, North Carolina

Check out StarNews’ digital work online: Azalea Festival A to Z, Shipwrecks of North Carolina

This newsroom truly puts digital planning at the forefront of its operation. On daily items and on big, explosive projects, the StarNews staff is devoted to telling stories and breaking news on multiple digital platforms. The StarNews is also dogged about evaluating progress using metrics and tracking success. A true leader and a phenomenal example for other newsrooms.

Second place: Staff, Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida
Third place: Staff, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Florida