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'New York Times' Wins Knight-Batten Grand Prize

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'New York Times' Wins Knight-Batten Grand Prize

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Six digital innovations from The New York Times have earned it the $10,000 grand prize at the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.

The winners were announced by the Knight Foundation and J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at American University's School of Communications Thursday. The winners will showcase their projects at a symposium and luncheon at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17.

The six innovations that earned the Times the grand prize were: "Represent," a Facebook-style activity feed that allowed New York City residents to keep track of their elected officials; "Debate Analysis Tool," which allowed users to watch the 2008 Presidential debates and speeches on demand; "Living With Less," a series of audio and video profiles of people affected by the economic downturn; "Custom Times," a platform for personalized news reports available on print, the Web, mobile, and TV; "Document Reader," which allows documents to be posted online in an interface that allows for searching, bookmarking, comments and annotations; and "One Word," a tool that asked Times Web site users on Election Day "What one word describes your current state of mind? …

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