The Globe and Mail and First Look Media’s The Intercept Win ONA’s 2017 UF Investigative Data Journalism Award
Canada’s The Globe and Mail and First Look Media’s The Intercept received the fourth annual University of Florida Awards in Investigative Data Journalism at the 2017 Online News Association (ONA) Online Journalism Awards ceremony on Oct. 7. The $15,000 prize, the largest offered by the ONA, will be shared by the winners.
The Globe and Mail was honored in the large newsroom category for Unfounded, a 20-month investigation into how Canadian police services handle sexual assault cases. The Intercept’s Trial and Terror, which won in the small/medium newsroom category, featured the results of a year-long investigation into why more than half of the people prosecuted on international terrorism-related charges have been released. The Intercept also won in 2016.
The prizes were established by a gift from the estate of Lorraine Dingman. Representatives from the winning news organizations will visit the College in the spring as journalists-in-residence to discuss the project and work with both students and faculty on investigative journalism techniques.