Among judges' comments on the entry: “The thread that ties together multimedia impact and success in this package and sets is apart is perhaps the oldest storytelling technique: the human voice. For one gallery, a fascinating, detailed letter from one of the heroes of the 1913 Fort Wayne flood aftermath recounting his rescue efforts in great detail is read as narrative.” ...
“Also solid and additive were several video packages of those involved in flood protection today and with the daughter of a flood survivor.”
Readers can find the project online at http://nscontent.news-sentinel.com/?q=page/flood-century.
Each of the 2012 Inland Newsroom and Digital Journalism Contests was co-sponsored and judged by a university school of journalism. Inland member newspapers submitted more than 790 entries to the competition.