In addition, four News Service special reports took honorable mention EPPYs in the Best College/University Investigative or Documentary Report category.
The News Service, an EPPY finalist for the past three competitions, beat out a field of finalists that included nine other schools from across the nation.
The News Service multimedia special reports cited by EPPY judges include:
•The Bloomberg Legacy, a look at the impact of Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year run as mayor.
•Bushwick Beyond the Brand, a report on a rapidly changing Brooklyn neighborhood.
•The Way Home, an examination of New York’s juvenile justice system.
•The Rail, a look at competing visions for the future of the old Rockaway Beach Branch rail line in Queens.
“Back Home: The Enduring Battles Facing Post-9/11 Veterans,” a Carnegie-Knight News21 program project that was produced by 26 students from 12 universities, won the EPPY for Best College/University Investigative or Documentary Report.
The EPPY Awards honor the “media outlets that are leading the way in the online revolution.”
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. In recent years, the News Service has collected numerous honors from journalism competitions run by the Online News Association, eduStyle, Editor & Publisher and the Society of Professional Journalists, which, in 2010, named the site the best of its kind in the nation.