First place: Staff, Journal-Standard, Freeport, Illinois

Read online: Rebuilding Neighborhoods: Burglary reports concentrated in east-central Freeport, Freeport Fishtank

The Journal-Standard shows size doesn’t matter, that solid planning and a focus on high-level enterprise can lead to innovative results. Freeport Fish Tank and their neighborhood rebuilding project are innovative examples of digital journalism.

Second place: Staff, Hannibal Courier-Post, Hannibal, Missouri
Third place: Staff, Wellsville Daily Reporter, Wellsville, New York