The Washington Post won the Online News Association’s 18th annual General Excellence in Online Journalism award. This category “honors a digitally focused news organization that successfully fulfills its editorial mission, effectively serves its audience, maximizes the use of digital tools and platforms and represents the highest journalistic standards.” It is the second time in four years that ONA has honored the company with its top prize in the large circulation category.
The Post was also recognized as a finalist in six other categories:
- Knight Award for Public Service: Hacking Democracy; a deep dive into the Obama and Trump administrations’ responses to Russian interference in the 2016 election, made the shortlist for the 2018 Knight Award for Public Service.
- Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling: The Four Days In 1968 That Reshaped D.C. ; An examination of the events of 1968 riot in Washington, D.C.
- Explanatory Reporting: Explaining the possibilities of a missile attack by North Korea. A team of reporters, cartographers and visual journalists explored the possible targets of an attack by North Korea.
- Feature, Large Newsroom: The Next Edition ; Over the course of two months, Post video journalists Whitney Shefte and Alice Li filmed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students journalists as they began the difficult task of putting together a memorial issue following a deadly mass shooting at their school.
- Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism; Arc, The Washington Post’s suite of more than a dozen individual products used for digital publishing.