NYCity News Service Bloomberg Project Finalist For National Award

September 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

NYCity News Service Bloomberg Project Finalist For National Award

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The Bloomberg Legacy,” a NYCity News Service multimedia special report that examines the impact of Michael Bloomberg’s three terms as mayor of New York, has been named a finalist in the Online News Association’s Online Journalism Awards.

News Service reporters based at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism interviewed dozens of New Yorkers and experts, and dug into public data – producing an in-depth portrait of the Bloomberg years, wrought in video, images, text and interactive graphics.

The report is among five finalists in the national competition’s Student Projects, Large category. Other finalist include projects produced by students at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, the Medill School of Journalism, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University.

Winners will be announced at the 2013 ONA Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Oct. 19, in Atlanta.

The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. Founded in 1999, ONA now has more than 2,000 professional members whose principal livelihood involves gathering or producing news for digital presentation.

The NYCity News Service, which debuted in 2007, feeds multimedia content to news organization of various types and sizes, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post and DNAinfo.com. The News Service has collected numerous local and national honors from the Online News Association, eduStyle, Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Awards competition and the Society of Professional Journalists, which, in 2010, named the site the best of its kind in the nation.