This category honors regular reporting by an individual or team on a specific topic or beat. The work should display regular success at breaking news online and ongoing watchdog coverage. Judges will consider use of social tools to coalesce a participatory, online community around the topic being covered; the quality of the journalism; the digital production and design of the coverage; and the ways in which digital, social, mobile and other platforms are employed to reach, inform and engage with the audience. This category was awarded from 2012–2017. See all winners in the Topical Reporting category.