Yale Environment 360 Honored

The Online News Association has honored Yale Environment 360 with its best “specialty site journalism” award at its annual Online Journalism Awards ceremony, citing content that is “taking debate to a higher level and is so needed in the journalism community now.”

In recognizing Yale Environment 360 as the best small website in a specialized category, the judges praised its mix of reporting, commentary and discussion, as well as the quality of its writing, the attractiveness of its design and the level of debate on its interactive reader forum.

“Such a well-done site,” the judges wrote. “When you read the comments, you know the incredibly knowledgeable audience is totally engaged with the site. It’s a nice place to be and learn.”

Other publications honored by the Online News Association for online excellence included The New York Times, BBC News, ProPublica and NPR.org. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony in San Francisco.

Published by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale Environment 360 was launched in 2008 as an online source for in-depth environmental journalism, commentary and debate from a global perspective. Major funding for it is provided by grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It can be found at http://e360.yale.edu.

Earlier this year, TreeHugger named Yale Environment 360 as the Best New Science Site.

The Online Journalism Awards were launched in 2000 by the Online News Association, which works in collaboration with the University of Miami’s School of Communications.

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