November 2, 2010- The 2010 Online Journalism Awards were held Saturday and Msnbc.com took home the big prize of the night at the 11th annual awards show. The news website won for general excellence in online journalism, large site category.
Msnbc.com beat out other major competitors; NPR.org, New York Magazine and the New York Times.
Editor-in-chief, Jennifer Sizemore talked about the success Msnbc.com has had in reaching new audiences.
Msnbc.com used a variety of content with their awards entry. The site features a stimulus tracker which monitors federal stimulus funding all the way to the county level, as well as a piece on the struggles of amputees living in Haiti after the earthquake.
According to their website, in 2006 Msnbc.com opened Newsvine, a community powered site for collaborative journalism. Newsvine offers a variety of news genres such as: Local news, world news, and politics.