The Boston Globe won two awards from the Online News Association, including a breaking news award for its online coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the aftermath in April.
The awards, given out Saturday night at the group’s annual conference in Atlanta, honor excellence in digital journalism, particularly multimedia storytelling.
“The Marathon bombings, that whole stretch in April, marked a horrific set of events for our region. The public craved information during the dark hours of that long week, and the newsroom of The Boston Globe responded to the absolute best of its ability,” editor Brian McGrory said.
“Our journalists worked for long hours in dangerous situations to keep the public informed and get the story right, using every means of digital storytelling available. We’re grateful to our colleagues in the industry for recognizing our efforts to make sense of this tragedy.”
The Globe and its websites, BostonGlobe.com and Boston.com, won the “breaking news, large” category for coverage of the Marathon bombings, while BostonGlobe.com’s interactive “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope” series won the association’s Knight Award for Public Service. For that project, Globe reporters lived for a summer in Boston’s troubled Bowdoin- Geneva neighborhood.
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