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'Preventive Journalism' Prize Finalists, Online Journalism Winners Announced

POSTED: 10:29 AM ET, 09/15/2008 by Derek Kravitz

Understanding Government, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, announced last week its 10 finalists for the new $50,000 Prize for Preventive Journalism and the Online News Association announced its annual winners for the best web journalism.

The field for the Preventive Journalism Prize is made up largely of investigative reporting that prompted potentially life-altering reform and change. The winner will be announced Sept. 30.

"Designed to spark reporting on problems before they explode into crises, and encourage journalists to include potential solutions in their reporting, the Prize for Preventive Journalism is one of the largest in its field," according to the award criteria.

The Online News Association awards those who are "emblematic of the best in online journalism." Those winners were announced Saturday at the organization's annual conference in Washington.

The finalists for the Preventive Journalism Prize and the winners of the Online News Association awards can be found after the jump:

Preventive Journalism Prize finalists

* The Associated Press - Martha Mendoza, Justin Pritchard and Jeff Donn: "Pharmawater"

* Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Alison Young: "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Series"

* Atlantic Monthly - Gregg Easterbrook: "The Sky is Falling"

* The Dallas Morning News - Michael Grabell: "Toxic Neighbors"

* Government Executive - Allan Holmes: "On the Brink"

* The New York Times - Eric Lipton: "The Testing Lab"

* Sacramento Bee - Andrew McIntosh: "Nail Gun Safety Series"

* TIME Magazine - Michael Grunwald: "Why New Orleans Still Isn't Safe"

* The Washington Post - Debbie Cenziper and Sarah Cohen: "Forced Out"

* The Washington Post - Dana Priest and Amy Goldstein: "Careless Detention"

Online News Association winners

Knight Award for Public Service: Washingtonpost.com: "Fixing D.C. Schools"

Investigative Journalism, Small Site: RecordOnline.com, The Times Herald Record (Middletown, N.Y.) "I Didn't Do That Murder": Lebrew Jones and the death of Micki Hall

Investigative Journalism, Large Site: DallasNews.com, The Dallas Morning News, "Unequal Justice", and The Globe and Mail, "Talking to the Taliban"

By Derek Kravitz |  September 15, 2008; 10:29 AM ET D.C. Landlords , Post Investigations , Top Picks
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