Breaking News category yields five finalists

From 18 quarterly winners in the Breaking News category, five multimedia entries emerged as finalists. Breaking News was the first category judged in the annual Best of Multimedia Design Competition, held at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. The SND competition guidelines define breaking news as content based on breaking local, national, international and business news coverage and is differentiated from non-breaking entries.

The five finalists:

New York Plane Crash from boston.com (screen capture above)

Election Results 2008 President Map from nytimes.com

Tracking US Airways Flight 1549 from nytimes.com

The Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama from ap.org

The Last Minutes of Flight 3407 from nytimes.com