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  11/4/2012, Cheshvan 19, 5773

Digital Journalism Prizes Cite Politics and Science


The Tel Aviv Journalists Association is scheduled to honor Tal Schneider and Avi Belizovsky, Monday evening, with awards for excellence in digital journalism for 2012. The 7,500-shekel awards, sponsored by Google, will be presented as part of the association's sixth annual Eilat Journalists' Conference in recognition of innovation and originality in the use of the Internet to enhance a story and journalistic coverage.

Schneider is being honored for his innovative "plog" (political blog www.talschneider.com), operated in cooperation with the Ha'aretz daily, which gives surfers a chance to look at the political stories of the parties and their most active members, with a look at what geographical regions they come from. Belizovskiy's 15-year-old Hayad'an (knowledgable person) project (www.hayadan.org.il) is highly valued by the Israeli scientific establishment for its coverage of space, environment, nanotechnology and other scientific topics.