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Friends and alumni of kdmcBerkeley top nominees for Online Journalism Awards

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Last week the Online News Association announced the finalists for the 2012 Online Journalism Awards. At the top of the crop we found friends and former participants of kdmcBerkeley workshops. We wanted to take this chance to give them a shout out and share some of their great work with the rest of you.

The St. Louis Beacon: General Excellence in Online Journalism, Small
Margie Freigvogel is a former kdmcBerkeley fellow, and we have been lucky enough to have her come back as a speaker.

EarthFix, Oregon Public Broadcasting: Topical Reporting and Explanatory Reporting, Small
We had the honor of training the whole EarthFix team last year. Way to go guys!

Storify: Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism
We met Storify co-founder Burt Herman a few years ago when kdmcBerkeley sponsored his first Hacks & Hackers meet-up.  Since then he’s been a speaker at our workshops and hosted participants at Storify headquarters.

Slab City Stories, Jessica Lum, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: Feature, Student
Our staff had the pleasure of watching Jessica develop into an outstanding multimedia journalist during her time at Berkeley. We couldn’t be more proud!

Congratulations to all the finalists. Your work reminds us why we are so passionate about what we do.