Multimedia Project Takes duPont Award for First Time; Other Winners Include '60 Minutes,' '20/20' THR
The winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for broadcast journalism include "60 Minutes" and "20/20", although a multimedia project took one of the top awards, the first time that has ever happened, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Las Vegas Sun newspaper won for its "Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas," which was a multimedia report including a video diary and Internet chat, the story notes. The project was one of 13 winners of the duPonts, which honor excellence in broadcast journalism. The winners were announced Wednesday.
"60 Minutes" won for a two-part report on the Deepwater Horizon explosion, while "20/20" was awarded for its investigation into sexual misconduct by swim coaches, the story says.