'Snow Fall,' Denver Post's Aurora coverage win ASNE awards

ASNE announced its awards Wednesday for the best journalism of 2012. They honored The New York Times' "Snow Fall" project, which ASNE said "sets a new standard for online storytelling." The Denver Post won for its coverage of the theater shootings in Aurora, Colo., last July; "The writers sifted through a mountain of information to deliver fresh insights, telling the story in a complete and compelling manner," the judges write.

Other honorees include Martin Comas, Arelis Hernandez and Kate Santich of the Orlando Sentinel for a series on race relations and El Paso Times Editor Bob Moore for "editorials that wouldn't let El Paso's school board and leadership team off the hook after they tried to cook the books on standardized testing by having poor-performing students 'disappear' on testing days to make the school's test scores look better."

Other recent journalism awards:

• Steven Brill won the March Sidney Award for his massive Time magazine story about hospital costs in the United States.

• California Watch reporter Ryan Gabrielson won the Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting for his work on California Watch's "Broken Shield" series.

• Al Jazeera reporter Dorothy Parvaz was named the recipient of the 2013 McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage for her work reporting in Syria.

• The National Awards for Education Reporting honored Chicago Sun-Times writer Kate N. Grossman, Chronicle of Higher Education writer Libby Sander and others.

Previously: SABEW, Selden Ring, SND winners announced as awards season heats up | Austin Tice, David Corn win Polk Awards

Correction: This post originally misspelled Martin Comas' first name.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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