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April 2, 2012, 10:47 a.m.
LINK: ire.org  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   April 2, 2012

Congrats to all the winners of America’s top investigative reporting awards. Smart change in how the entries were divvied up:

This year represents a major shift in the way entries were categorized to better reflect changes in the industry that have had great impact on how news is gathered and presented. Instead of basing categories on media type — newspaper, TV broadcaster, etc. — entries were grouped by the nature of the work itself. This year there were four categories: print/online text (written word); broadcast/video; radio/audio; multiplatform. Within those areas, work was divided into small, medium and large categories. Specialized categories (such as Freedom of Information Act and student) were not affected by the changes.

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