Nods to Non-Breaking News

This category (2A) requires that content be based on local, national, international and business news coverage. Each entry must cover a single subject, but multiple pages/elements are allowed.

Doubt: Who Killed Michelle?

Judges’ comments:

Simple interface without being boring. Graphic style is appropriate and lends itself to the subject matter. The navigation is very effective at conveying the narrative. The combination of photographs, video, documents, maps and other data results in a cohesive experience that feels like it was designed specifically for this platform and not simply repurposed from the newspaper.

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Presidential Candidate Quiz

Judges’ comments:

This is a very innovative and interesting piece. The visual feedback provided while you answer the questions is entertaining. This feature excels the potential of the web and computational tools. It goes beyond the text and chart presentations of political information. It not only shows individual responses, but the average of the people that have done the poll.

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Delegate Tracker

Judges’ comments:

Overall graphic is great, very newsy.

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In Their Ads, the Words They Use

Judges’ comments:

Interesting appropriation of the tag cloud.

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Endorsements of All Shapes and Sizes

Judges’ comments:

What fun! Well presented fact box identifying endorsements. Creative solution to another sidebar. Nice use of a collage for the design, allowing the user to “play” with the information. Great example of an innovative way to display a story.

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Campaign Finance

Judges’ comments:

The style is simple and user-centered, unlike the highly produced but hard-to-navigate presentations one often encounters. The presentation itself does not tell a story but leaves it to the user to discover the trends that are relevant to them.

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Candidates + Issues Matrix

Judges’ comments:

This is an outstanding piece. With 17 candidates one could easily become overwhelmed. But the grid is easy to digest, as is the interface. Love how you not only included a brief summary of positions but also included a video. Bravo.

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Battle of the Bags: Paper or Plastic?

Judges’ comments:

The design brings the package together nicely. The use of audio throughout the presentation is great and well-done. Mostly, though, I appreciate how the presentation can be navigated using the arrows or by selecting pieces from the bottom navigation bar. Readers can move through this presentation at their own pace and with little thought on how to do so.

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Bridge Tracker

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Exonerated, Freed and What Happened Then

Judges’ comments:

A very innovative way of presenting audio. Graphic is simple, but very deep. It’s easy to just dive in and hear people’s stories, but the sorting and graphing features really bring it out.

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One Year Later

Judges’ comments:

Very sensitive look at a tragedy in a follow-up story. Aesthetically interesting with the use of black and white.

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Primary Season Demographics

Judges’ comments:

This infographic succeeds in visualizing the information in an interactive manner. The interactivity helps enhance the understanding of the data and the slick, clean interface displays the information clearly. This is innovation at its best!

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Executive Compensation

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The Iraqi Displaced

Judges’ comments:

News site full of content and rich media to tell a compelling story. Excellent user experience. The data visualization throughout this package is impeccable. Very visual, very innovative and very impressive!

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13 Seconds in August

Judges’ comments:

The introduction captures your attention immediately. The photo of the bridge on the left side gives readers a sense of how massive the bridge collapse was.

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Naming Names

Judges’ comments:

Very cool and out-of-the-box way of visualizing information.

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