Storify wins $10,000 Knight-Batten Award

J-Lab.org

Storify, the social media publishing platform that lets users create stories by dragging and dropping elements from social networks, is this year’s $10,000 Grand Prize winner in the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. “Scarcely a year into its existence, Storify has become so essential the word storify has become a verb,” says Jan Schaffer, director of J-Lab, which administers the awards. Amy Webb, one of the contest judges, adds: “In Storify, we see a journalism tool that truly solves a newsroom problem and also inspires others to challenge the way they’ve been telling stories.”

Honored with Special Distinction Awards:

* West Africa Democracy Radio ($2,000)

* NPR’s Andy Carvin and his Twitter community ($2,000)

* Bloomberg Government ($1,000)

* The Texas Tribune ($1,000)



Cited as Honorable Mentions:

* Biblion: The New York Public Library’s iPad app

* NewHavenIndependent.org Community Engagement

* Guardian Data

* Bay Citizen Bike Tracker

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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