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2019 General Excellence in Online Journalism, Large Newsroom finalist

The New York Times

About the Project

Deep investigative and on-the-ground reporting drove the definitive New York Times stories of the last year— from Washington to Saudi Arabia to Indonesia and beyond.

More than ever before, the stories that made up our most robust journalism shared another trait: Many were conceived as groundbreaking digital experiences.

Time and again, journalistic insight and footwork matched up with the mastery of photo, graphics, video and audio editors and designers to produce stories whose reach and impact stemmed largely from their full-throated digital expression.

The result was captivating journalism with unparalleled impact:

Investigative projects

The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but The Times found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s.

Our visual investigative journalists showed, in a moment-by-moment recounting, how Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated in a brutal hit job launched by the Saudis.

Major events

The Times dominant coverage of the 2018 Midterm elections include an innovative live polling initiative that helped readers understand how polling works (and why it sometimes doesn’t).

Our reporters not only offered blanket coverage of major news events, like the crashes of the Boeing 737 in Indonesia, but then followed up with a deeply reported investigation that delved into the causes of the defects.

Major storylines

We approached our coverage of the special counsel’s Russia inquiry from numerous angles: live excerpts, The Daily episode, Interactive transcripts, Live reader Q&A, Reader preview guide, Instagram story and more.