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CNET’s take-home video was a great encouragement. six Eddie & Ozzie awardsTuesday night. Our site redesign was awarded the Ozzie design prize. This was a sign we aspire to provide expertise on a wider range than the original April launch. Five awards were given to our editorial team for stories that covered important topics such as climate change, accessibility and harassment, as well as how safe the future metaverse will be.
The glass plaques are nice but what’s more important is the stories and the impact they had on you, our audience.
CNET has been at the forefront in climate change reporting since its inception. CNET’s coverage of the United Nations’ climate conference, COP26, was recognized for its on-site reporting. It was an important event, so we sent Katie Collins (Senior European Correspondent at CNET) to Glasgow, Scotland to report about the major trends, and movements. We covered everything, from the fight against climate injustice to women’s struggle to make their voices heard.
CNET Science Editor Jackson Ryan also has increased his attention on climate change. Ryan visited Antarctica as part a continuing coverage of this important topic. He documented the devastating effects of carbon dioxide on the fragile ecosystem. His package won the Best Series in Science and Consumer Technology.
Ryan is the second recipient. He also won the Australian Museum Eureka Award in Science Journalism for the same series last month – and he put together a This video summarizes the reasons why these stories matter..
Our team will likely continue to share climate change stories in future. We must all be aware of the impacts of these environmental changes on us all.
Another tech buzzword is the metaverse. Queenie Wong is a Senior Media Reporter at CNET. She looked into leaked documents from Facebook Papers and discovered that Meta was being harassed in the early days. Her story was nominated to win the Best Consumer Analysis Award.
Trusting Amazon reviews is becoming more important. CNET Senior e-commerce reporter Laura Hautala spent time investigating the issue at the world’s biggest e-commerce website. Robert Rodriguez animated graphics helped her explain the ever-present cycle fake reviews. Her article was awarded Best Single Article in Consumer Technology and Science.
Our audience is also interested in accessibility. It’s something we have covered over the years as part our Tech Enabled series. Joan Solsman, Senior Media reporter at CNET, gives an insider’s view of the film CODA. This includes how the filmmakers created an authentic environment that accurately represented the deaf community. Her story was nominated for the Best Consumer Culture Story Award.
CNET’s ability to help guide you as the future unfolds is, as I said, only possible because of the time and effort our talented and dogged storytellers – our reporters, editors, designers, photographers and videographers – spend on producing the stories that matter to you. We hope you will take the opportunity to view some of our award-winning work.
The Eddie & Ozzies website contains a complete list with all the winners Website.