Technology in Journalism Award
Gizmodo Media Group journalists Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu have been awarded the National Press Foundation’s 2018 Technology in Journalism Award.
NPF judges said: “Gizmodo explored the explosion of internet of things connected devices and the implications for privacy. Editorial partnered with technology to install and monitor devices in a reporter’s home, and by hacking the hardware of a network router was able to monitor all the information the devices were reporting back to the manufacturers. ‘The House That Spied on Me’ was an impressive way to illustrate and share valuable information with readers.”
Honorable Mention: Bloomberg News.
The Technology in Journalism Award recognizes individuals or organizations that develop, adapt or creatively apply specific tools or technologies in the gathering and reporting of impactful journalism of the highest quality. A vendor or technology partner may apply if submitted jointly with a news organization. Judges will take into consideration the originality of the nominated tool or technology, its criticality to shaping the story, and how it is used within larger journalistic efforts. The competition is open to anyone at a U.S. news organization. The award and a cash prize of $5,000 will be presented at the NPF Awards Dinner on Feb. 13, 2019. The award winner will also present at an educational event to share and explain the innovation behind the work at a date determined by NPF and the award winner.