The Washington Post’s coverage of the pandemic was recognized by the Online News Association with its award for Explanatory Reporting in the Large Newsroom category.
Through distribution of a free newsletter, an updated live blog, and innovative graphic visuals such as the simulation of how a virus might spread, the Post kept its audience informed and provided the latest news on the virus and its national and global effects.
Additionally, the publication was also a finalist in nine other categories, including:
- General excellence
- Breaking news
- Video storytelling
- Excellence and innovation in visual storytelling
- Climate change
- Online commentary