Honolulu Civil Beat is a finalist in the general excellence category of the 2015 Online Journalism Awards, the Online News Association announced this week.

Civil Beat is one of four finalists in the “small” category.

The others include kbia.org (Mid-Missouri Public Radio), minnpost.com and texastribune.org.

Finalists in the “medium” category include propublica.orgqz.com (Quartz) and revealnews.org.

In the “large” category, the finalists are BostonGlobe.com, lanacion.com, nytimes.com and washingtonpost.com.

“A group of 134 industry-leading journalists and new media professionals teamed up to screen 994 entries and select semi-finalists” in a total of 37 categories, the ONA said in a press release. “Fifteen judges representing a diverse cross-section of the industry then conferred to determine finalists and winners.”

Contest entries were received from “a wide range of nonprofit, public, academic, major media, and emerging technology organizations from around the globe,” the ONA said.

Winners will be announced at the 2015 ONA Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Los Angeles.


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