Wednesday, September 10, 2008

2008 Knight-Batten Awards Winners
  • Who's rewriting history in Wikipedia entries?
  • Where can you find a "Truth-o-meter" judging the accuracy of presidential campaign stories?
  • Can "citizen journalism" work in a crisis situation?
  • How can you combine a digital camera and Web mapping to cover community development?
  • Can Web multimedia tell the story of living with HIV?
  • How do state of the art online journalists cover the aftermath of a deadly tornado?
  • Can your video make the grade at CNN?
  • What new tools do citizens hae to track the influence of campaign money on elected officials?
For the answers, look at the projects that have been cited for 2008 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. The coverage of "WikiScanner" took this year's $10,000 Grand Prize for letting people "Vote On the Most Shameful Wikipedia Spin Jobs," but all the winners, honorable mentions and notable entries are worth a look.

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