Best online coverage throughout a 72-hour period of a breaking news event
AWARD DATE: 2010
AWARD NAME: Best Online Coverage of Breaking News 2010
AWARD RECIPIENT: Staff of NYTimes.com
AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The New York Times
AWARD HONORED WORK: “An Earthquake in Haiti”
Comprehensive, vivid and imaginative, The New York Times coverage of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti truly distinguished itself by going beyond the usual and expected in online coverage. In addition to excellent reporting and stunning photography, this feature is utterly brimming with information. Multiple interactive maps, videos and slideshows engage users and serve as a guide to the tragedy there and underscore the fragility of life.