Multimedia Work Recognized by the Online News Association

OPB has been named a winner of a 2014 Online Journalism Award from the Online News Association (ONA). OPB was awarded the honor in the “Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Medium” category for OPB’s multimedia site “Thin Ice: Exploring Mount Hood’s Secret World.”  

“To be recognized for this honor is a tremendous testament to our strength and passion for storytelling across platforms here at OPB,” said Morgan Holm, senior vice president and chief content officer. “Our team of extremely talented producers and reporters worked tirelessly on this project and I’m thrilled that this work is being recognized once again on a national scale.”

Designed with a stunning array of visual and multimedia content, the site tells the story of a pair of Oregon cavers who identified the largest glacier cave system in the lower 48 states. Producers for the local OPB TV program Oregon Field Guide and EarthFix, OPB’s environmental reporting team, joined together to document the disappearing world of Mount Hood’s glacier caves.

The “Thin Ice” site launched in conjunction with a series of online EarthFix stories and an Oregon Field Guide TV documentary “Glacier Caves: Mount Hood’s Secret World”

Launched in 2000, the Online Journalism Awards are administered by the ONA and are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism, focusing on independent, community, nonprofit, major media and international news sites.

The ONA is the world’s largest association of online journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, bloggers, technologists, photographers, academics, students and others who produce and distribute news for digital delivery system.