took the award for General Excellence in the fifth annual Online Journalism Awards, administered by the Online News Association and the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communications. But AFP's graphically-compelling Tour de France coverage won in the 'creative use of the medium' category.

AFP’s Tour de France coverage wins online news award

AFP is the world’s oldest news agency. It’s headquartered in Paris but has branches all over the world.

The creative use of the medium cateogory of the Online Journalism Awards "honors achievement in the combined use of audio and/or visual techniques, design, navigation, multimedia, interactivity and community to tell a story and serve a community.

The judges said AFP’s syndicated Tour de France coverage in 2004 was "an incredible tool for following a sports event in real time, with an interface that provides tremendous detail on the race. It includes real-time running news updates and complete access to all data about every rider in the race. An excellent job mixing maps, news and data."…/frameBottom.html

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