A wide array of impressive and meaningful journalism was honored Saturday night at ONA’s 2015 Online Journalism Awards banquet in Los Angeles. Leading the way with three prizes was The New York Times, which won for Online Commentary – Large, Tech Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism (The Gannett Foundation Award) and Sports – Large. Close behind with two each were the Baltimore Sun, Quartz, NPR, the Texas Tribune and the Center for Public Integrity.
This being an awards show, there was also the usual lively real-time Twitter banter, from journalists in the room and others watching via live-stream. From that end, here are a few more modest FishbowlNY citations.
Best Pre-Show Dinner Observation:
Mark Katches, The Oregonian
— Mark Katches (@markkatches) September 27, 2015
Best Opening Monologue Assist:
Damon Kiesow, head of mobile strategy, McClatchy (Referring to co-host Stephen Thompson’s mention of his most-viewed NPR Music item.)
Best Main Show Assist:
Mark F. Bonner, managing editor, International Business Times
— Mark F. Bonner (@markfbonner) September 27, 2015
Best Music Suggestion:
Todd Van Der Werff, culture editor, Vox
Best Reaction to a Loss:
(After the Denver Post’s The Cannabist won for Topical Reporting – Large)
— NatGeoFood (@NatGeoFood) September 27, 2015