We're excited to announce Newsy's "Buying Democracy" has won a 2015 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Specialized Journalism Site.
About the award: The Society of Professional Journalists gladly recognizes the recipients of the Sigma Delta Chi Awards, which recognize exceptional professional journalism produced in 2015. Judges selected 84 honorees from more than 1,400 submissions. Entries included selections from television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, online news outlets and magazines. The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society honored six individuals for their contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939 as the Distinguished Service Awards.
About the project: "Buying Democracy" visualizes the complex network of big money donors and industries that fuel campaigns for the White House. The project uses animated graphics, interactive media and other forms of online storytelling to show things that otherwise are only found on spreadsheets. This project makes campaign finance a highly visual and easily navigated subject, even for political outsiders.