THE LOOP — DNAinfo.com Chicago won the Chicago Headline Club's award for 2012's best online startup during a ceremony Friday night at the Union League Club.
The award is named after the late, longtime Washington Bureau Chief of the Chicago Daily News.
DNAinfo.com covers the neighborhoods of Chicago, with staff reporters embedded around the city.
DNAinfo.com staffers also won Lisagors for work done at other publications prior to joining the neighborhood news site.
Writer-at-large Mark Konkol won a Lisagor in the non-deadline reporting category for a series of stories on Chicago violence published at the Chicago Sun-Times. Sharing the award were Kim Janssen, Dan Mihalopoulos and Frank Main, who won a Pulitzer Prize with Konkol and John J. Kim in 2011.
DNAinfo staffer Kyla Gardner was honored in the non-deadline reporting category for a non-daily newspaper or magazine for her work at the Chicago Reporter. Sharing the award were Maria Ines Zamudio, Rui Kaneya, Kate Everson and Kaityln Mattson.
And DNAinfo's Erica Demarest won a Lisagor for feature writing for a non-daily with a circulation of more than 20,000 for her work at the Windy City Times. Sharing in the award were Kate Sosin and Bill Healy.