NetMedia 2003 Awards

BBC News Online won eight of 21 awards presented at the NetMedia 2003 Online Journalism Awards in Barcelona last week. Among the BBC’s awards was Lifetime Achievement to Mike Smartt, editor-in-chief of BCC News Online. Vincent Landon, science correspondent for Swiss Radio International, won the Internet Journalist of the Year award for his story of how malaria continues to devastate children in the third world., a Spanish news portal, won the Best Overall Journalism Service award. In a first for student journalists, two from the Danish School of Journalism won the Best Use of Multimedia award. Transitions Online from Prague won the Best Innovation in the Online Journalism category. There were more than 1,000 prize entries this year, from 20 European countries. The judges were 118 online publishing professionals from European media organizations and journalism schools in 20 countries.