Brazilian, Argentine news sites among finalists for 2011 Online Journalism Awards

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Online News Association announced the finalists for the 2011 Online Journalism Awards, reported Poynter.org.

Among the finalists for the General Excellence in Online Journalism, Non-English sites are G1 – Portal de Notícias da Globo in Brazil, La Nación in Argentina, and El Nuevo Herald.com in Miami.

Also named as finalists in various categories are the nonprofit investigative site ProPublica, Canada's The Globe and Mail, PBS' Frontline, and the English version of Al Jazeera.

“We found that excellence in digital journalism today requires not only traditional shoe-leather reporting and engaging storytelling, but also sophisticated use of social tools and multimedia techniques," Anthony Moor, co-chair of the Online Journalism Awards Committee, said in a statement on ONA's website.

See the complete list of finalists here. Winners will be announced Sept. 24.