BBC sole UK finalist in Online Journalism Awards

BBC News is the only UK-based news organisation among the finalists for the Online Journalism Awards that were announced today by the Online News Association and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.

The corporation's coverage of the 7 July bombings last summer is nominated in the "Outstanding Use of Multiple Media" category for large organisations.

The other finalists in the category are's coverage of Hurricane Katrina, USA Today's coverage of the Winter Olympics and a multimedia feature about Virginia's Heritage Music Trail by the, the website of the Roanoke Times in Virginia.

In 2004, BBC News won the top "general excellence" award at the Online Journalism Awards.

The winners will be announced in Washington during the Online News Association conference on 6 and 7 October.

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