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I was at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. yesterday to accept a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism for the creation of the website. It was a terrific event, hosted by the J-Lab, The Institute for Interactive Journalism at the University of Maryland.

The news release about the event is available online.

About our efforts, the judges said: “Strong methodology, great content, and a great service for reporters and the public.”

It was motivating and encouraging to see the inspiring work of so many creative journalists who, true to the mission of the awards, use “new information ideas and technologies to involve citizens in public issues.”

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Colleen Kingsbury

September 22, 2006 at 7:04 pm

Congratulations on this exceptional recognition of I hope this brings widespread publicity (and funding) to continue the Web site and keep journalists and consumers informed.


September 28, 2006 at 10:02 pm

Wonderful – congratulations!