I just realized, the Online News Association awards is very skewed toward traditional news categories (Breaking news, commentary, service journalism, investigative journalism … ). Where’s the user participation categories? And what about something to recognize innovation? Nontheless, congratulations to all the winners. There is a place for recognizing their excellence; I just think the categories need expanding.
Point of disclosure: VenturaCountyStar.com won a general excellence award in 2004.