New York Times Wins BOP Best Use Of The Web

ATHENS, OH-Judges today announced the winners ofNPPA's Best Of Web Photojournalismcontest, and from the winners of all the Web categories the Best Use Of The Web winner is The New York Times for "Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer."

"Punched Out" was entered by Times multimedia editor Andrew DeVigal and producer Josh Williams, reporter John Branch, producer Shayla Harris, Web designer Andrew Kueneman, photography editor Becky Lebowitz Hanger, and producer Jacky Myint.

Second place in Best Use of the Web is The Boston Globe for "Getting In: Inside Boston's School Assignment Maze," and third place is the Detroit Free Press for "Living With Murder." Honorable mentions were awarded to USA Today, MediaStorm, and freelancer Raymond McCrea Jones.

Winners in individual categories include "Punched Out" by The New York Times in first place for Multimedia Package. Second place is USA Today for "How 9/11 Changed America," and third is the University of North Carolina for "Reframing Mexico." Honorable mentions were awarded to MediaStorm and to freelancer Mark Abramson.

In Documentary Multimedia Story, first place is Raymond McCrea Jones for "Love Endures Even Cancer." Second place is Maisie Crow for "Half Lives: The Chernobyl Workers Now," and third place is "Punched Out" by New York Times video journalist Shayla Harris, reporter John Branch, multimedia producer Josh Williams, photographer Marcus Yam, picture editor Becky Lebowitz Hanger, and multimedia producer Jacky Myint.

In Feature Multimedia Story, first place is MediaStorm for "A Thousand More." Second place is Newsday for "A Little Girl's Fight To Live," and third place is the Los Angeles Times for "A Life In Death." Honorable mentions were awarded to the European Press Agency and to MediaStorm.

In the Sports Multimedia Story category, first place is "Damian's Ride" by New York Times video journalist Almudena Toral. Second place is "Wheels Up" by video journalist David Frank of The New York Times, and third place is "College Football Kicker Is Grandpa Of 5" by Nick Scott of CNN. Honorable mentions were awarded to the Los Angeles Times, Reuters News Pictures, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

In the Visual Column (Recurring Series or Visual Blog) category, first place is "The Picture Show" by National Public Radio. Second place is CNN Photos by CNN Digital, and third place is "Framework" by the Los Angeles Times. Honorable mentions were awarded to the Toronto Star and to The Denver Post.

In the Tablet/Mobile Delivery Project category, first place is Gerd Ludwig for "The Long Shadow Of Chernobnyl." Second place is The Star-Ledger for "New Jersey Special Reports: Enduring Memories Of September 11."

Also in the Tablet/Mobile Delivery Project category, first place in the News Multimedia Story 48 Hours category is The Wall Street Journal for "Close Up View Of A Deadly Blast." Second place is The Seattle Times, and third place is The Washington Post. Honorable mentions were awarded to the New York Daily News, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Post-Crescent.

Best Of Print Photojournalism division winners will be announced in the next week, Best Of Photojournalism contest committee chair Terry Eiler said today. Best Of Photojournalism Editing winners were announced last week, and the Best Of Photojournalism Television winners were announced in March.

NPPA's 2012 Best Of Photojournalism competition is sponsored by Ohio University, PhotoShelter, the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and Canon.

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