MSNBC, La Nación, take top honors at 2010 Online Journalism Awards

The Online News Association (ONA) on Saturday, Oct. 30, announced the 2010 winners of the Online Journalism Awards.

MSNBC.com took the top award for general excellence in online journalism among large sites.

The website for La Nación in Argentina also took top honors among large non-English sites.

Two non-profit news outlets, the Texas Tribune and California Watch, also were recognized for their general excellence.

The first award for Outstanding Use of Emerging Platforms went to NPR.org’s Mobile Applications.

Six of the awards come with prize money, thanks to the Gannett Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

See here for a complete list of winners.

The awards ceremony came during the annual ONA conference. Jane McDonnell, ONA executive director, opened up this year's conference by saying it was "the conference where journalism doesn't know it's supposed to be dead," according to Poynter Online.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.