The Online News Association has announced the nominees for the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, which will be given out at the ONA annual conference on Sept. 22. This year, the conference is taking place in San Fransisco.  

The Online News Association has announced the nominees for the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, which will be given out at the ONA annual conference on Sept. 22. This year, the conference is taking place in San Fransisco.  

 

A number of Canadian publications and journalists were nominated for the awards, including The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Film Board, CBC News and the Edmonton Journal.

For the first time, the Online Journalism Awards have been divided into categories based on staff size, not audience metrics. A total of 34 judges reviewed the entries to pick the final nominees – including 12 from outside of the U.S.

Here are the categories for which a Canadian publication has been nominated:

ONLINE COMMENTARY, MEDIUM

·         Kevin Drum Blog, Mother Jones

·         Mad Men Coverage, Slate Magazine

·         Nahlah Ayed: The Everyday Brutality That Is Assad’s Syria, CBC News

·         Slate Political Gabfest, Slate Magazine

 

FEATURE, MEDIUM

·         Aftermath Special Presentation, ABC Open

·         Breaking Caste, globeandmail.com

·         The Education of Dasmine Cathey, The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

EXPLANATORY REPORTING, MEDIUM

·         College Completion: Who Graduates from College, Who Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, The Chronicle of Higher Education

·         The Opportunity Gap: Is Your State Providing Equal Access to Education?, ProPublica

·         Our Time to Lead: Immigration, globeandmail.com

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BREAKING NEWS, MEDIUM

·         Hurricane Irene Threatens New York City, WNYC

·         Occupy Nashville, The Tennessean

·         University of Alberta Shooting, Edmonton Journal

 

ONLINE COMMENTARY, SMALL

·         Bear 71, National Film Board of Canada

·         Mary Elizabeth Williams, Lab Rat, Salon

·         Minorities Within a Minority Culture, The Mary Sue

 

FEATURE, SMALL

·         Bear 71, National Film Board of Canada

·         The Canoe Project, WLRN-Miami Herald News & Under the Sun on WLRN

·         Coal: A Love Story, Powering a Nation

·         Twitter by Post, The Morning News

 

EXPLANATORY REPORTING, LARGE

·         Connecting Music and Gesture, NYTimes.com

·         Gay Rights, State by State (and Beyond), The Guardian

·         A Record Chain of Kidney Transplants, NYTimes.com

·         Somalia: Where Famine Is a Crime, The Toronto Star

·         StateImpact, NPR and Public Media Stations in Eight States

 

A full list of nomineeds can be found here.