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 […]

First place: Staff, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Florida See more digital work online: ‘A role we play’ The Northwest Florida Daily News understands the digital-first mindset and it shows in their DNA. Breaking news, digital experimentation and video show a strong grasp of driving valued engagement. Second place: Staff, The Gainesville Sun, […]

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, […]