Electionland Clinches Top Prize at ONA ’17

  • By Ellen Lai

Electionland captured top honors at the 2017 Online News Association Awards in Washington, D.C., in the Planned News/Events, Large Newsroom category.

The project, led by ProPublica, was the largest-ever journalistic collaboration around a single event, with some 1,100 journalists taking part in a nationwide effort to track the voter experience across America in real time.

On Election Day in 2016, the J-School transformed into a pop-up newsroom with students and faculty working alongside journalists from Google News Lab, WNYC, the USA TODAY NETWORK, Univision News, and First Draft.