OLD Media Moves

Boston Globe wins national award for “Fishy Business”

July 4, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Boston Globe won a national award for online journalism for its series on the mislabeling of fish at restaurants and grocery stores in the 2012 National Press Club Journalism Contest, the National Press Club announced this week.

Colin A. Yoing of The Globe writes, “Reporters Jenn Abelson and Beth Daley won the Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award for their ‘Fishy Business’ series, which was published last October. The award is given to reporters who have ‘done original reporting and have taken advantage of online technology in order to provide a thorough and graphically attractive report,’ according to the National Press Club.

“‘It’s terrific for reporters Jenn Abelson and Beth Daley to receive recognition from their peers for their outstanding work that showed consumers were being cheated,’ said Globe health and science editor Gideon Gil. ‘For the Globe, winning in the online category is especially gratifying because it validates our success as a multimedia journalism enterprise.’

“The series was the result of a five-month investigation that found Massachusetts consumers routinely and unknowingly overpay for less desirable fish. DNA testing of samples collected from more than 100 restaurants, grocery stores, and seafood markets found that 48 percent of 183 samples turned out to be a different species than what was advertised.”

Read more here.

Subscribe to TBN

Receive updates about new stories in the industry daily or weekly.

Subscribe to TBN

Receive updates about new stories in the industry.