Toronto Star series wins online journalism award

Congratulations to Toronto Star reporter Jim Rankin, who along with a team at the paper, won the Online Journalism Award for service journalism. The award was presented at the Online News Association conference in Toronto in October. The paper won for Lost in Migration, a project about unscrupulous immigration consultants. As part of the investigation, reporters went undercover as prospective immigrants. Rankin has long been a friend of computer-assisted reporting, and was lead reporter on the Star’s landmark Race and Crime series in 2002.