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The Trace Is a Finalist for Six Awards

The Trace is a finalist for five 2019 Online Journalism Awards, announced Tuesday by the Online News Association.

We’re honored to be in the running for General Excellence in the Small Newsroom category. (Close readers may recall that last year we won in the Micro Newsroom category.) 

Our Since Parkland project, a collaboration with McClatchy and the Miami Herald, is a finalist for Excellence in Collaborations and Partnerships and the Pro-Am Student Journalism Award. The Trace’s revelatory work investigating the National Rifle Association, most of it co-published with The New Yorker, is one of two Medium Newsroom finalists for the Innovation in Investigations Award. And Free To Shoot Again, co-published with BuzzFeed News, is a finalist for the investigative data journalism prize in the Small/Medium Newsroom category. 

The winners will be announced on September 14 at the Online Journalism Awards Banquet, part of the ONA19 conference held this year in New Orleans. 

Meanwhile, our Scoop and Run collaboration with NBC10 Philadelphia has been nominated for an Emmy.

About the Trace

The Trace is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism organization, and the only media outlet dedicated to full-time and in-depth reporting on America’s gun violence crisis. Since our launch in June 2015, we have partnered with more than 100 national and local media organizations, including BuzzFeed, USA Today, McClatchy, The New Yorker, Politico Magazine, WNYC, Tampa Bay Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Slate, Chicago Sun-Times, Foreign Policy, and Teen Vogue. Our stories increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of the issue and spur action by policymakers, researchers, and law enforcement.

The Trace is always eager to hear from journalists interested in partnering with our nonprofit newsroom. Got an idea for a project? Please drop a note to Managing Editor Akoto Ofori-Atta at [email protected]