The Overseas Press Club (OPC) of America honoured the Financial Times and ProPublica’s Tax Wars series with the 2011 ‘best online investigation’ prize in its annual awards ceremony in New York last night.
OPC award judges “were impressed by this illuminating account of how banks took advantage of gaps in two countries’ tax laws and how the US government lost billions in the process. The four part series also delved into how a simple rule change, meant by the US treasury to cut paperwork, turned into one of the biggest international tax breaks around. Interactive graphics and charts made this four-part series even more compelling.”
Two FT mobile apps – the FT Web App (in the “news- handheld devices” category) andthe How To Spend It iPad app (in the “lifestyle- tablet and other device” category) – have been named finalists in the 16th annual Webby Awards competition!
Anyone can vote for these entries in the Webby’s People’s Voice competition, which is determined by popular vote. Cast your vote for the FT by April 26 here: http://pv.webbyawards.com.