@ ONA: ONA Awards: GenEx: PublicIntegrity.org, Roanoke.com, MSNBC.com; Public Service: Nola.com

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The 2006 Online Journalism Awards were announced at the seventh annual Online News Association dinner in Washington D.C. Saturday night. The theme throughout: coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation that followed. Nola.com, the Advance Internet site that partners with and remains seperate from the Times-Picayune, won for both breaking news and public service, while MSNBC.com’s Katrina coverage won in the multiple-media category and added greatly to its win for general excellence. And the winners are:
General Excellence: Center for Public Integrity (small) ; Roanoke.com (medium); MSNBC.com (large)
Knight Foundation Award for Public Service: Nola.com
Breaking News: “Hurricane Katrina,” Sun Herald (small); “Hurricane Katrina,” NOLA.com (large)
Online Commentary: “Good Morning Silicon Valley,” John Paczkowski (small); “Stuck in the 80s,” TampaBay.com (medium); “David Pogue on NYTimes.com,” New York Times (large)
Outstanding Use of Multiple Media: “Montgomery Boycott,” Montgomery Advertiser (small); “Hurricane Katrina,” MSNBC.com (large)
Specialty Journalism: Fine Woodworking (small); “ESPN Insider,” ESPN (;arge)
Service Journalism: Gulf Coast News (small); “The Mercury Menace,” Chicago Tribune (large)
Investigative Journalism: “Power Trips,”The Center for Public Integrity (small); “A Million Little Lies,” The Smoking Gun (large)
Student Journalism: “Rezoned,” Jeff DelViscio and Khody Akhavi, Columbia School of Journalism

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