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CNN Digital wins four Society for Features Journalism Awards
May 24th, 2013
04:30 PM ET

CNN Digital wins four Society for Features Journalism Awards

CNN Digital nabbed four Society for Features Journalism Awards – including two first-place wins – which honor the craft of feature writing and the people who do it for a living at news organizations and wire services. The awards won are listed below:

1st place in Integrated Storytelling: The Undecided

1st place in Video Storytelling: Journeying home to tell my truth

2nd place in Series/Project: Race, Identity and Politics Series

3rd place in General Feature: Saving Aesha

Winners will be honored at SFJ’s national conference at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. On October 9-12.

Full list of winners here.

Topics: Awards • CNN Digital • Digital • Enterprise • In America
May 6th, 2013
01:02 PM ET

CNN Digital writer publishes book about former NBA all-star

CNN Digital senior producer Wayne Drash writes an uplifting book called "On These Courts," about former NBA all-star player Penny Hardaway. The story captures Hardaway’s experience when he returns to his Memphis roots after retirement to help a friend with cancer coach disadvantaged youth. With the help of Hardaway’s teachings, the team of at-risk teens goes on to become State Champions in Tennessee.  Drash originally reported on this story for last year, and the tale has since evolved into a published work.

The book hits shelves today, with an excerpt on A portion of the book’s proceeds will go to Penny Hardaway's FastBreak Courts, part of Hardaway’s ongoing efforts to help youth in the Memphis community.

Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • Digital • Enterprise
November 6th, 2012
04:29 PM ET

The best and brightest from CNN Digital on Election Day’s newly unveiled Home Page is designed to provide a dynamic and interactive dashboard to show off stories and videos from CNN’s editorial staff that appeal to the intellectually curious, complex, open and opinionated user.

CNN’s video team put a unique touch on campaign-related videos. Take a walk down memory lane with this video gem, which chronicles the results of every CNN election night since 1980. It shows how the look and feel of the CNN studios has changed over the years. Another popular video is the 2-minute recap of the 2012 campaign, which shows the highs and lows of this year’s horserace… from Obama’s “You didn’t build that” to Clint Eastwood talking to a chair.


Topics: Blog Network • CNN Digital • CNN Opinion • CNN Politics • Enterprise • Social Media • Video
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