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Topical Reporting ONA OJA Submission

Jun 7, 2016

Demonstrations on the University of Missouri campus in November 2015 re-kindled a national conversation about race in modern America. These are not issues that sprung up out of nowhere: these issues have been haunting the University of Missouri campus for decades.

Riley Beggin / KBIA

KBIA is honored to have won the General Excellence in Online Journalism - Small award in the 2015 Online News Association's Online Journalism Awards.

The award was announced at a banquet in Los Angeles Saturday night at the end of the annual ONA conference. Stephen Thompson, a writer/editor for NPR Music, was one of the hosts of the event. In presenting the award, he read this note from the judges:

"The judges were impressed that a tiny newsroom staffed largely with college students had such a thoughtful and sophisticated website, from data journalism to crowdsourcing to long form feature storytelling this site punched way above its weight. In a category full of excellent entrants this was a real standout."

KBIA is one of the four small newsroom finalists in the general excellence category in the 2015 Online News Association's Online Journalism Awards.