The Online News Association’s contest finalist list is always a source of inspiration for me. When it arrived in my email Monday I started scouring it to find great projects that I would use in my Poynter teaching.
Some of the more highly publicized projects you may have already seen, but if you haven’t, you should check these out:
- Deadly Delays, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Rape in the Fields, The Center for Investigative Reporting, Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision
- How Detroit Went Broke, Detroit Free Press
- Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt, NPR
I was delighted to find some other magnificent reporting I had not seen before the finalist list came out and wanted to share some of my favorites. (Disclosure: I have no inside information of who will win the ONA awards and I have not gone through everything on the finalist list so don’t feel left out if your project is not mentioned here.)