Awards and prizes

AP wins SPJ award for public service, Boston Globe for deadline reporting

Society of Professional Journalists Rebecca Boone of The Associated Press received the Society of Professional Journalists' public service award for coverage of the Idaho prison system and The Boston Globe staff won deadline reporting honors for its stories on the Boston Marathon bombings, SPJ announced Wednesday. Also winning in the online investigative reporting category (affiliated) were ABC News and The Center for Public Integrity journalists Matt Mosk, Chris Hamby, Lee Ferran and Brian Ross. ABC News and The Center for Public Integrity are feuding over the sharing of a Pulitzer, which CPI's Chris Hamby alone won on Monday. Judges selected 85 winners from 1,800 entries covering a range of media, including newspapers/wire services, magazines, online, television and radio. Read More

The Verge, Modern Farmer get their first National Magazine Award nominations

ASME The American Society of Magazine Editors announced finalists for its 2014 National Magazine Awards Thursday. Among the usual suspects (New York got nine nominations, and National Geographic, Wired and The New Yorker each got six) were some newcomers: The Verge got a nomination for the video that accompanied its story about Carmen Tarleton, … Read More

Learning from prize-winning journalism: tips for executing an investigative journalism project

In Poynter’s new e-book, "Secrets of Prize-Winning Journalism," we highlight and examine 10 award-winning works from 2013 through interviews with their creators. Starting with the “secrets” shared by reporters and editors, we’ve extracted some great lessons on producing outstanding journalism. In the first installment, we explored lessons for covering breaking news stories based on The Denver Post’s … Read More

Livingston Awards for young journalists expanding digital efforts

Journalists 34 years old and younger have until Feb. 1 to apply for the Livingston Awards recognizing excellence in journalism, which are now expanding in an effort to attract more submissions from those practicing digital journalism. "At a moment when journalism has something of an image problem, the Livingstons should also showcase annual examples of why that could and should change," said Livingston Awards founder and director Charles Eisendrath in a prepared release. The Knight Foundation, which supports the annual awards, is contributing $450,000 in additional funding to expand the program's digital-media efforts and outreach. The University of Michigan will match the amount, further providing "time for the prestigious awards to build a permanent endowment," the release states. Read More

Tampa Bay Times wins Pulitzer, reacts to announcement

Poynter's Tampa Bay Times has won a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing and is a finalist in two other categories. The Times' Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth won for their editorials on Pinellas County’s decision to fluoridate residents’ water won. Kelley Benham was a feature writing finalist for her three-part series on her daughter’s premature birth, and Alex Zayas’ “In God’s Name” series earned her a finalist spot for feature writing, as well as the Selden Ring Award earlier this year. "Today, obviously, we celebrate journalism that makes a difference, and we celebrate the Tampa Bay Times," Editor Neil Brown told the newsroom. "We get to do it together, and with some teachers among us." Read More