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From Staff Reports Published: July 25, 2009
WASHINGTON — The Oklahoman/ was listed among 21 "Notable Entries” in the 2009 Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism.

The New York Times won top honors for its body of technology work in the past year.

NewsOK’s multifaceted coverage of the ice storm and tornado outbreak earlier this year garnered the attention. Other "Notable Entries” included the Washington Post, Toronto Star, USA Today, Boston Globe, The Associated Press, National Public Radio, St. Petersburg, Fla., Times and Demotix in London.

"The Knight-Batten Awards are quite prestigious. We are pleased to be among the honorees,” said Kelly Dyer Fry, vice president of The Oklahoman’s news and information center. "It’s an exciting time to be working in journalism. We are energized by the awards we have won in acknowledgment of our innovations.”

In its announcement, the Knight-Batten Awards noted NewsOK had 13,000 people logged on during the ice storm, and the coverage of the two events each broke 1 million page views in 24 hours.