Pulitzer Center grante Larry C. Price won the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award in their small newsroom category. He was honored at the 2019 Online News Association Conference & Awards Ceremony in New Orleans on September 14, 2019 for Undark's multimedia series, "Breathtaking," which teamed up journalists around the globe to document the lives of people living amidst invisible airbone pollution in seven countries and on five continents.
The series used prose, photography, 360-degree video, animation, and real-time data to illuminate stories behind particulate pollution, which claims more than 4 million lives each year and is now the sixth highest risk factor for early death worldwide.
The Online Journalism Awards feature 37 awards, including 15 with a total of $62,500 in prize money.
A group of 159 digital media professionals teamed up to screen 1,078 entries to determine semi-finalists. More than 40 judges representing a diverse cross-section of the industry then conferred to determine finalists and winners. The multimedia series has already won a prestigious George Polk Award for Environmental Journalism and the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation’s Digital Media Award.
View the full list of 2019 winners and finalists on the the OJA website.