Toronto Star wins Online Journalism Award

The Toronto Star and National Film Board of Canada both won prizes at the Online Journalism Awards in Washington DC.

The Toronto Star won best online video journalism, large site for its beautifully-shot piece William and the Windmill, about a man in Malawi. The video was created by The Star’s Lucas Oleniuk, Randy Risling, and Peggy Mackenzie

“It’s a positive message on how easy it is to create sustainable energy,” Oleniuk said of the win in a Star story. “It’s a win for all of us at the Star. It’s testimony to the Star’s commitment to visual journalism.”

National Film Board of Canada won best Multimedia Feature Presentation, Small Site for this interactive feature This Land.