Of all of the journalism awards, this is one of my favorites: to have been part of the team to win first place on the use of social media during breaking news, as part of our coverage of the 2013 floods. I remember staying up for nearly three days straight wrestling with Storify and Scribblelive and doing all I could to cover this event from my living room -- where I was trapped on a literal island of water. What a crazy week. I'm really proud that our hard work was recognized.
Read more about my social media reporting of the flood here: http://modernloislane.blogspot.com/2013/09/integrating-social-media-platforms-into.html